Achievements and announcements
Congratulations, Caleb J. Worker, on your first-place win!
Caleb J. Worker (PI: Yumei Feng Earley) won first place and $500 in the 11th annual George G. Bierkamper Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Retreat at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Presentation title: Neuronal (Pro)Renin Receptor Deletion Attenuates Astrogliosis And Inflammation In The Arcuate Nucleus Of Mice Fed With High Fat Diet
Congratulations, Isaura Vanessa Gutierrez, on your second-place win!
Isaura Vanessa Gutierrez (PI: Cyprian Rossetto) won second place and $300 in the 11th annual George G. Bierkamper Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Retreat at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Presentation title: Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) ORF59 N-terminus Binds to Histones and C-terminus is not Required for DNA Synthesis
Congratulations, Emily E. Hannah, on your third-place win!
Emily E. Hannah (PI: David AuCoin) won third place and $200 in the 11th annual George G. Bierkamper Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Retreat at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Presentation title: Development of immunoassays for detection of Francisella tularensis lipopolysaccharide in tularemia patient
CMPP Program Director Seungil Ro awarded $2 million to continue research on a cure for type 2 diabetes
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Associate Professor Seungil Ro, Ph.D., department of physiology and cell biology, has made an important discovery-finding a molecule that can be used to inhibit and treat Type 2 diabetes. This new discovery helped obtain $2 million in funding for project development over the course of the next three years.
The $2 million contract will support Ro, whose lab discovered that Type 2 diabetes can be caused by gastroparesis, a condition where stomach muscles stop working properly and therefore have difficulty moving food from the stomach to the small intestine. Read the full article.
Brian Prince awarded a Graduate Dean's Fellowship
Brian Prince, a Ph.D. student in Cell and Molecular Biology, was awarded a Graduate Dean's Fellowship for the 2019-20 academic year. The Graduate Dean's Fellowship for promising, newly admitted Ph.D. students is a one-year award in the amount $35,000 per academic year ($17,500 per semester).
Raymond H. Berner Graduate School Scholarship awarded to 19 MolBio graduate students
Nineteen students from within the Molecular Bioscience Graduate Program were awarded scholarships from the Raymond H. Berner Scholarship Program in Molecular Biosciences. The Raymond H. Berner graduate scholarship provides educational funding to students in four categories within the Molecular Biosciences graduate programs . To nominate a student, please contact the graduate program director.