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Two doctoral students at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences have been awarded prestigious Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Ph.D. candidates Ahmed Mahmoud and...

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As mice navigate different rooms in virtual reality, the prefrontal neurons (top) communicate with those in the hippocampus (bottom) to conjure associated memories. Video courtesy of Nakul Yadav. From Yadav, N., Noble, C., Niemeyer, J.E. et al. Prefrontal feature representations drive memory recall. Nature...

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SARS-CoV-2 infections of women in late pregnancy frequently spread to their placentas and led to inflammation, according to a study from investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. The findings suggest that further research is needed on the virus’s effects in pregnancy and underscore the current recommendation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that pregnant women continue to take precautions, such as masking, social distancing and vaccination, to...

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Upcoming Seminars

October 6, 2022 - 5:00pm
Lynne Maquat, PhD - Cyma Rubin Lecturer
October 10, 2022 - 12:00pm
October 10, 2022 (11:00am-12:00pm) Hybrid lecture: 1300 York Avenue, Uris Auditorium and Zoom webinar Lynne Maquat, PhD Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay and human disease: Genome guardian and executor J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Oncology, and Pediatrics Director, University of Rochester Center for RNA Biology: From Genome to Therapeutics Chair, University of Rochester Graduate Women in Science University of Rochester **We ask that only fully vaccinated individuals attend in-person. All in-person attendees must remain masked throughout their visit to Uris Auditorium.**
October 10, 2022 - 5:00pm
WCGS welcomes interested applicants to join us for one of two upcoming PhD Open House events (10/10 & 11/7 at 5 pm ET). At these sessions, you'll learn more about our programs and student support services and hear from current students and faculty. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thesis Defenses

Priya Bhardwaj
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 3:00pm

Priya Bhardwaj
Cell and Developmental Biology

Chairperson: Dr. James C. Lo
Major Sponsor: Dr. Kristy A. Brown
Minor Sponsor: Dr. Jessica Tyler

Additional Member: Dr. Lewis C. Cantley (Dana Farber Cancer Institute)

Devin Ray
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 10:00am

Devin Ray
M.D.-Ph.D. Student
Tri-Institutional Ph.D. Program in Chemical Biology (TPCB)

Chairperson: Dr. Yueming Li
Major Sponsor: Dr. Yael David
Minor Sponsors: Dr. Alex Kentsis and Dr. Thomas Sakmar

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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