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Undergraduate Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Estelle in ‘t Zandt, an undergraduate student in Dr. Wesson’s lab, has been awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. She was one of 396 recipients chosen from a nationwide pool of 1,343 students. in ‘t Zandt is studying microbiology and cell science and psychology. She researches the neural…

UF Ranked No. 6 in Public Universities

This September, the University of Florida moved up to No. 6 in public universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report in their 2021 Best Colleges rankings. The university improved on its No. 6 spot on the list last year. It is tied with the University of…

Publication from the Levitt Lab

The first paper produced in the Levitt Lab has been accepted in the Journal of Physiology. The contributing authors are Adrienn G. Varga (UF post-doc), Brandon T. Reid (UF undergraduate), Brigitte L. Kieffer and Erica S. Levitt. Congratulations on this accomplishment!…

Thesis Defense: David Fireman

David Fireman, whose mentor is Nikhil Urs, Ph.D., will be defending his master’s thesis called “Optimizing Neuronal Circuit Tracing of Midbrain Dopamine Neurons.” The defense will take place at 11 a.m. in ARB R5-265.

Final Defense: Joe Flores-Toro

One of our Ph.D. candidates, Joe Flores-Toro, will be presenting his final defense on Thursday, Oct. 24. His defense is called, “Targeting CCR2-Expressing Myeloid Cells to Overcome Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Resistance in Glioma.” He has worked within the laboratory of Jeffrey Harrison, Ph.D.

José Peña Bravo Delivers Alumnus Seminar

José Peña Bravo, a postdoc in Dr. Wesson’s lab, delivered an invited alumnus seminar to his Ph.D. institution, the Medical University of South Carolina, on Sept. 25. This seminar was part of a series at the university, called Diversity Alumni Speaker Series. It was sponsored by MUSC’s Office of…

Chao Xie Awarded for Top Poster Presentation

Congratulations to Chao Xie, a graduate student in Dr. Martens’ lab,  for being selected for having one of the top Student Poster Presentations in the FASEB Science Research Conference (The Biology of Cilia and Flagella). Chao Xie stands in front of his poster. Coincidentally, the award came with a book entitled…

June 16: Brownbag

William Farmerie, PhD, Bioinformatics Scientific Director UF Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR) Activity: Meet with Dr. Farmerie; Tour the ICBR. Lunch will follow the tour back at the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics in ARB Room 231 (Maren Conference Room). 12:00noon-1:00pm in ARB R5-231 (Maren Conference Room). Lunch will…