Dr. Michael Blackburn, Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is the recipient of the President’s Scholar Award for Research. Read more.
Dr. Kevin Morano was honored in February with the Darlington Award for his exceptional mentoring of students and faculty. In additon, in May he was named the 2013-2013 McGovern Teaching Award Recipient. This award acknowledges faculty who have significantly contributed to the education and training of Graduate School students. Dr. Moranao previously received this award in 2007.
Dr. Eric Wagner was appointed the Director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program.
The annual BMB Spring Retreat was held at Camp Allen on March 7 & 8, 2013. As in the past years, we gathered to discuss science, network with our peers and play. Such a high level of active participation by program members bespeaks our commitment to excel and provide the best training environment. Congratualtions to all who participated and presented. A list of the competition winners can be found on the retreat page.
Vasanthi Jayaraman, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the BMB Graduate Program, was elected to serve on the Executive Board of the Biophysical Society for a two-year term. The Executive Board is the governing body of the Society.
Michael Blackburn, PhD, Professor, has been named the winner of 2011 Paul E. Darlington Award for Outstanding Mentoring by a GSBS Faculty. This prestigious award is given by the GSBS in recognition of outstanding, excellent, and prolonged mentoring to a faculty member who has graduated and is currently mentoring GSBS students.
Eric Wagner, PhD, Assistant Professor, has been named the winner of 2011 T.C. Hsu Faculty Research Award in Genetics/Cell Biology for his research on RNA metabolism and function. This prestigious award is given by the GSBS to a young GSBS faculty member whose research and graduate education activities are valued for the area of cell biology and/or genetics.
Congratulations to Thuy Le and Lihe Chen for receiving the Dean's Research Award. This award recognizes student who have demonstrated and achieved distinction in academics and biomedicla research.
Congratulations to Kaiqi Sun for winning the Alexandar Yeu-Ming Memorial Scholar Award. It is regarded as the highest award at the 27th Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America, Texas Chapter.
Congratulations to Scott Collum. He was awarded the Frank A. and Gladys F. Chamberlin Scholarship.
Rita Sirrieh recently won second place in the GSBS McGovern Presenation Award. Way to go, Rita!
Congratulations to Swarna Ramaswamy for receiving the 2013 Henry and Isabel Cameron Foundation Fellowship.
Congratulations to Thuy Le for winning the 2013 Gigli Family Endowed Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is provided by Dr. Gigli, a GSBS faculty member, and Thuy was chosen because of her research potential as a scientist and for her academic accomplishments.
Congratulations to Rita Sirrieh for receiving the 2013 Houston Area Molecular Biophysics (HAMBP) Fellowship.
Congratulations to Nicholas Parchim for receiving a Pre-doctoral Fellowship from the UTHealth NIH-funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) T32 training program.