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“In this accelerator, we not only have our faculty explore their deep scientific questions but also help them expand their mindset to think of themselves as innovators and entrepreneurs,” said Loren Busby, director of BioVenture eLab, a part of Enterprise Innovation. She shared these remarks at the 2024 Business Plan Challenge pitch competition, which took place at Uris Auditorium on June 4.

The accelerator’s cohort of 24 participants...

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Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have uncovered the first evidence that astrocyte receptors can trigger opposite effects on cognitive function in male and female preclinical models. The findings point to astrocytes, brain cells that support and regulate neurons, as key contributors to sex-specific brain mechanisms.

While many studies have tested the behavioral effects of astrocytic receptors, none of them have addressed whether biological sex plays a role and most have tested only...

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Video of Class of 2024 Commencement Highlights | Weill Cornell Medicine

For Dr. Chris Chang, pursuing a career in medicine meant the opportunity to help people, particularly those in underserved communities. Originally from Korea, he moved to the United States when he was five years old, and health care inequity was something he witnessed firsthand.

“I moved around a lot between New Jersey and...

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Upcoming Seminars

Shinya Kuroda
June 25, 2024 - 1:00pm
Biochemistry and Cell & Developmental Biology Lecture Series presents: Shinya Kuroda, M.D.-Ph.D. Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences University of Tokyo
Marco Demaria, PhD
October 3, 2024 - 2:00pm
Marco Demaria, PhD Adjunct Professor in Cellular Ageing, European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA) Director, Institute for Mechanisms of Health, Ageing and Disease (MoHAD), University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) President, International Cell Senescence Association (ICSA) Editor in Chief, npj Aging Website: Linkedin: marcodemariabiotech

Thesis Defenses

Yilun Ma
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 10:00am

Yilun Ma, M.D.-Ph.D. Student
Cell and Developmental Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Tuomas Tammela
Major Sponsor: Dr. Richard White
Minor Sponsors: Dr. Barbara Hempstead and Jedd Wolchok

Jacob J. Ferreira
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 10:30am

Jacob J. Ferreira

Chairperson: Dr. Pengbo Zhou
Major Sponsors: Dr. Lonny Levin and Dr. Jochen Buck
Minor Sponsors: Dr. Yueming Li and Dr. Minkui Luo

Svena Verma
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 3:00pm

Svena Verma

Chairperson: Dr. Steven Gross
Major Sponsors: Dr. Taha Merghoub and Dr. Jedd Wolchok
Minor Sponsors: Dr. John Blenis and Dr. Roberta Zappasodi

Student Research

David Hoyos
The 2024 Hertz Fellows will address the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

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2024 NSF GRFP Awardees
Congratulations to the 2024 NSF GRFP awardees and honorable mentions from our Weill Cornell Grad School community.

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2023 NIH F31
Weill Cornell Graduate School congratulates our current graduate students who received award offers in the 2023 NIH F31 program.

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