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COVID-19 may bring high risks of severe disease and death in many patients by disrupting key metabolic signals and thereby triggering hyperglycemia, according to a new study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. 

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The master regulator behind the development of antibody-producing cells has been identified in a study by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine. The findings provide new insight into the inner workings of the immune system and may help understand how tissues develop and how certain cancers arise.

The study, published Sept. 23 in Nature Immunology, combined computational analyses with advanced molecular biology and...

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Upcoming Seminars

October 25, 2021 - 6:00pm
Join Weill Cornell Graduate School (WCGS) admissions representatives to review commonly asked questions about applying to our Ph.D. programs, including admissions requirements, best practices for drafting an effective personal statement, soliciting letters of recommendation, and more.
October 28, 2021 - 11:00am
Exploring the Evolution of Neurons and Neural Circuits in the Cerebral Cortex Hosted by Christopher Brittin Speaker: Maria Antonietta Tosches, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Columbia University Zoom Webinar. To RSVP and receive the Zoom link, please email Rachel Dulitz.
October 28, 2021 - 1:00pm
Biochemistry and Cell & Developmental Biology Lecture Series presents: Dion Dickman, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Neuroscience University of Southern California

Thesis Defenses

Date: Monday, October 25, 2021 - 10:00am


Cell and Developmental Biology

Chairperson:  Dr. Todd Evans             

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Yariv Houvras

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Heidi Stuhlmann

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Richard White

Date: Friday, October 29, 2021 - 3:00pm



Chairperson:  Dr. Lonny Levin             

Major Co-Sponsor:  Dr. Michael Kharas

Major Co-Sponsor:  Dr. Christina Leslie

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Andrea Ventura

Additional Member(s):  Dr. Olivier Elemento (Weill Cornell Medicine)

Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 2:00pm


Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Chairperson:  Dr. Todd Evans         

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Richard Kolesnick

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Anthony Brown

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Olivier Elemento

Student Research

Chris Bourne

We are delighted to announce that Christopher Bourne (IMP, 5th year) recently received the the Sawyers Fellowship, which supports traditionally underrepresented early career scientists in the biomedical sciences who are pursuing doctoral thesis research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). This award, generously sponsored by a donation from Charles and Susan Sawyers to the Maximizing Excellence in Research, Innovation, and Technology Program, supports trainees with aspirations...

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Gilliam Fellowship

Congratulations to Chloe Lopez-Lee (Neuro, 4th year) and Dr. Li Gan on receipt of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study. This innovative award funds both the dissertation adviser and graduate student. The selection criteria are based on essential components of a productive research environment, particularly the adviser’s commitment to creating a healthy academic ecosystem that places importance on diversity and inclusivity, as well as the student’s...

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NCI F99/K00

We would like to congratulate Nicholas Prescott (TPCB, 5th year) on receipt of the prestigious NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00). This year, the NCI bestowed the award on a total of 24 trainees across the country. This extremely competitive fellowship will support Nicholas for the duration of his dissertation research training and his subsequent transition to a cancer-focused postdoctoral research position. Further, this multi-year award brings in over $300,...

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