Irene selected for CMB training grant!!

From the website:

The Cell and Molecular Biology faculty at the University of Virginia provides a comprehensive graduate training program in modern cell and molecular biological sciences. It is the purpose of the program to provide the widest possible choice of mentors, and hence, research areas, while offering an individually-tailored academic program for each graduate student.

We believe that the best biological scientists are those who possess a broad knowledge of cell and molecular biology, as well as a thorough understanding of their own particular research area.

The Cell and Molecular Biology program capitalizes on the expertise and resources of a large, diverse, and excellent faculty composed of more than ninety members from eight basic science departments and programs in the university.

Graduating 4th years: Catherine, Danielle, Dawson, and Kelvin

4 of our wonderful undergrads are graduating.  In the 3+ years they have been in the lab they have accomplished so much.... I am incredibly proud.  They are not only excellent students but also great people.  I'm confident that you will be able to do whatever they set their minds to in the future...they will be missed.  Here is where they are off to:

Catherine Jansch: Scribe position in Northen Virginia for 1 year and then off to med school (TBD)

Danielle Heffner: Med School at Pitt

Chris Dawson: Grad School at MIT

Kelvin Chan: Fulbright fellowship to study in Austria for 1 year and then MD/PhD (TBD).  Recently featured in an article

Stay tuned for Pictures of graduation:

Catherine and CD May, 2013

Congrats to Catherine for winning the college council research grant!!

About the College Council:

The College Council (CC) is the student governing body for the College of Arts & Sciences (COLL). Along with the executive officers, the council includes department representatives, first year representatives, and second year representatives. CC works with faculty and administrators to provide the best academic experience possible for all COLL students through programs, academic advising, and funding.

Thanks to the Virginia Innovation Partnership!

Thanks to the Virginia Innovation Partnership for supporting our work on neuronal degeneration after injury!

From their website:

The Virginia Innovation Partnership is a statewide network designed to accelerate innovation and economic growth. One of only seven multi-institution initiatives to win federal funding as part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s i6 Challenge in 2012, VIP is bringing together universities, community colleges, corporations, investment capital and other resources to drive promising research discoveries forward.

JP in the house!!! Juyeon wins the prestigious Harrison Award

From the website of the center for Undergarduate excellence:

Made possible through the extraordinary generosity of the late David A. Harrison III and his family, the Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards fund outstanding undergraduate research projects.

Purpose: The University of Virginia's Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards program funds outstanding undergraduate research projects to be carried out in the summer following application for the award and the subsequent academic year.

Congrats to Sapir Nachum and Chris Yang for receiving CSS funding

From the website:

College Science Scholars began in 2003, as a way to allow a small number of select and highly qualified undergraduates to have direct access to the very best laboratory research faculty and facilities that can be found at the University. It is overseen by the Chairs of the Departments of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology and Statistics.

The program is designed to give each student individual attention and close interaction with research faculty. Scholars have a senior faculty member serving as their advisor/mentor from the very beginning of their program of study. All participants have the opportunity to become a member of a research lab or group as early as the first semester so that advanced research experience can begin quickly. During the first year, all scholars enroll in the CSS seminar (both fall and spring semesters), where they meet internationally-renowned science faculty from each of the participating departments, hear talks on issues in the forefront of science, and visit research laboratories, etc.