MCBB Student Receives NSF GRFP
Frydman Lab students receive honors at 8th International Wolbachia Conference in Austria
Michelle Toomey and Rama Simhadri, both of the Frydman Lab, received awards for their talks at the 8th International Wolbachia Conference in Austria
Toomey received 2nd best oral presentation with “Mechanisms of Wolbachia tropism to the stem cell niche in the Drosophila testis.”
Simhadri received 3rd best oral presentation with “Modulation of microbiome of Drosophila melanogaster by Wolbachia”
Piacentino of Bradham Lab Studies at Marine Biological Laboratory
Stoiber of Hansen Lab receives BU-XTNC Fellowship
Patrick Stoiber of the Dr. Ulla Hansen lab has obtained a one-year Boston University Cross-Disciplinary Training in Nanotechnology for Cancer Fellowship – read more about the XTNC program in Science
MCBB Students receive NSF GRFP Honorable Mentions
The 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships were announced and the MCBB program is proud to acknowledge three graduate students for their honorable mentions:
Sarah Yunes of the Dr. Ulla Hansen lab
Sandy Serizier of the Dr. Kim McCall lab
and first year student Andressa Mota.
Banerjee of Densmore Lab receives NSF GK-12
Swati Banerjee of the Douglas Densmore lab as received the NSF GK-12 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Congratulations, Swati!
Cotter of Callard Lab Wins Macchi Award
Cotter’s research centers around endocrine disruption and adaptive strategy in Killifish from an estrogenic environment.
Michael Piacentino of the Bradham Lab Wins Year-Long Warren-McLeod Fellowship
The 12-month Warren-McLeod Fellowship was award Michael Piacentino of the Bradham Lab. Piaceninto’s research concerns “Anterior Skeletal Patterning in Sea Urchin Development.” As skeletogenesis in many marine organisms is threatened by ocean acidification, and the sea urchin is the leading laboratory model system to mechanistically investigate skeletogenesis, this work bears on an issue of urgent and worldwide marine conservation concern.
The work of third-year MCBB student, Tianyang (Shasha) Ji, who is a member of the laboratory of Professor Karen Allen of the Chemistry Department was recently highlighted by the Brookhaven National Laboratory. The work took place at an April 2012 course held there in Long Island New York. The course is an intensive practical hands-on training in X-ray crystal diffraction measurements entitled “Rapid Data Collection and Structure Solving,” and offers students in-depth experience with the powerful synchrotron radiation beam.
During this course Shasha solved the structure of a hot-dog thioesterase, which was an important part of a collaborative project between the Allen laboratory and the of Dr. Debra Dunaway-Mariano at the University of New Mexico. Her structure was so well done (resolution of 1.73 Å) that it was selected for use as the Banner Structure for advertising the 2013 course (see structure in banner at the top of the page).
Shasha is writing the paper based on her structure that will be submitted to the American Chemcial Society journal Biochemistry this year. Her image of the thioesterase will also be on all the T-shirts the students will receive this year at Rapidata 2013. For more information on Shasha’s contribution and information about her experience, click here.
Congratulations to Jeremy Hearn of the Meller lab for his GK-12 Fellowship.
Congratulations to Robert Shaffer for his Engineering Dean’s Fellowship.
Congratulations to Agnieszka Grzegorzewska for her Dean’s Fellowship.
Congratulations to Sarah Yunes for her Dean’s Fellowship.