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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…

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, 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 “Cilia,” which has an…

August 3: Final Presentations

Final Presentations Day/Time: Wednesday, August 3rd from 11:30am to approximately 2:30pm Location: ARB R5-265 (Large Conference Room) Lunch will be provided. Each fellow will give a 15-minute presentation followed by a 5 min Q/A.