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More than 160 faculty and students filled Uris Auditorium Dec. 5 to hear doctoral candidates deliver bite-size presentations of their research in an entertaining way. The catch? They had to deliver their work in three minutes or less.

Oftentimes, the theses presentations were full of puns and good humor. From likening the ability of the blood-brain barrier to block the easy passage of molecules to a strict bouncer standing imposingly at a party’s entrance, and depicting a RAS mutant...

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Weill Cornell Medicine researchers have developed a computational method to map the architecture of human tissues in unprecedented detail. Their approach promises to accelerate studies on organ-scale cellular interactions and could enable powerful new diagnostic strategies for a wide range of diseases.

The method, published Oct. 31 in Nature Methods, grew out of the scientists’ frustration...

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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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Upcoming Seminars

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January 30, 2023 - 11:00am
Institute for Computational Biomedicine (ICB) Seminar Series Sohrab Shah, Ph.D. Chief, Computational Oncology Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Professor Weill Cornell Medical College Nicholls-Biondi Chair Hosted by Dr. Ashley Laughney
Silvia Corvera
February 2, 2023 - 1:00pm
Biochemistry and Cell & Developmental Biology Lecture Series presents: Silvia Corvera, M.D. Chair, Diabetes Research Professor, Molecular Medicine University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
Jonathan Friedman
February 9, 2023 - 1:00pm
Biochemistry and Cell & Developmental Biology Lecture Series presents: Jonathan Friedman, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Cell Biology University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Thesis Defenses

Kripa Shobana Ganesh
Date: Friday, February 3, 2023 - 2:00pm

Kripa Shobana Ganesh
Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Chairperson: Dr. Mary Baylies
Major Sponsor: Dr. John Blenis
Minor Sponsors: Dr. Lewis Cantley and Dr. Lukas Dow

Additional Member(s): Dr. Heeseon An (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

Helene Jahn
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023 - 9:00am

Helene Jahn
Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Chairperson: Dr. David Eliezer
Major Sponsor: Dr. Anant K. Menon
Minor Sponsors: Dr. Stephen B. Long and Dr. Timothy Ryan

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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