Past News & Announcements

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Begüm Topcuoglu Receives Graduate Student Award

February 2017: Begüm Topcuoglu, Microbiology Ph.D. candidate, was awarded the Curtis B. Thorne "Carry On" Award on February 25, 2017. The award was established in 2008 to honor former Microbiology Faculty member Curt Thorne. The graduate student is chosen based on contributions to the Department and their discipline and for serving as a role model to other students.

Yasu Morita Receives Faculty Award

February 2017: Dr. Yasu Morita, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, received the 2017 James F. Holden Distinguished Teaching Award on February 25. The award is presented annually to a member of the Microbiology graduate faculty who has made a positive impact on the educational experience of students in the Microbiology graduate program.

Marie Kroeger Wins Travel Award to present a talk at the Thünen Symposium on Soil Metagenomics in Germany

January 2017: Marie Kroeger, a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Prof. Klaus Nüsslein, was selected to receive a travel award to present her recent rainforest genome analyses in a oral presentation at the 3rd Thünen Symposium on Soil Metagenomics sponsored by the international TerraGenome group in Braunschweig, Germany. This is the most specialized meeting in the area of soil genomics and Marie’s results were extremely well received.

Begum Topcuoglu Receives Award at American Geophysical Union Meeting

January 2017: Begum Topcuoglu, a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of James Holden, received an Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) for the talk that she gave in December at the American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco.  With approximately 24,000 attendees in 2016, AGU's Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. 

Gray Cited in Microbe Magazine

January 2017: Taylor Gray (M.S. Microbiology ’16), a former researcher in the laboratory of Wilmore Webley, was cited in the December 2016 issue of Microbe. Wilmore Webley and his team of researchers are exploring the role of Adenovirus 36 in breast cancer risk. Read more…