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Video of Congratulations to the Class of 2022 | Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Meridith Pollie was always interested in math and science, but a volunteer opportunity working and bonding with patients at a long-term health care facility inspired her to dedicate those passions in service of others.  

“I realized that I got a whole different kind of fulfillment from building relationships with people...

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Dr. John MacMicking, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and professor of immunobiology and microbial pathogenesis at Yale University School of Medicine, has been awarded the 2022 Graduate School of Medical Sciences Alumni Award of Distinction.

Since 1997, graduate school alumni have been recognized with this award for their outstanding contributions to biomedical research in education, focusing on science and scholarship, leadership, mentoring and teaching, and service to...

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The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences honored students in the Class of 2022 for their academic achievements during its convocation ceremony on May 18.

The ceremony recognized students who are graduating with their master’s degrees, as well as those who earned special awards and prizes for their accomplishments accomplishments in research, scholarship and service.

In addition to honoring students, the ceremony also recognized the 2022 Weill Cornell Graduate School...

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Upcoming Seminars

May 31, 2022 - 5:00pm
Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Pharmacology Winter/Spring 2022 Seminar Course Series Adolfo A. Ferrando, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Pathologyand Cell Biology Columbia University Medical Center For additional information, please contact: Lissett Checo, email:
June 2, 2022 - 12:00pm
Cell and Cancer Pathobiology Seminar David A. Tuveson M.D., Ph.D, FAACR Director of the Cancer Center and Roy J. Zuckerberg Professor Chief Scientist of The Lustgarten Foundation Past President of AACR 2021-2 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Thesis Defenses

Date: Friday, May 27, 2022 - 12:00pm

Yen-Chu Lin
Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Keith P. Purpura
Major Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan D. Victor
Minor Sponsors: Dr. Emre Aksay

Additional Member: Dr. Michele Rucci (University of Rochester)

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 9:00am

Hyein Grace Lee
Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Xiaolan Zhao
Major Sponsor: Dr. Christopher D. Lima
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Yael David and Pengbo Zhou

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 10:00am

Reeti M. Sanghrajka
Cell and Developmental Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Robert Benezra
Major Sponsor: Dr. Alexandra Joyner
Minor Sponsors: Drs. Adrienne Boire and Lukas Dow

Additional Member(s):  Dr. Tuomas Tammela (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) 

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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