Néstor A. Ruiz González: “Pursing Solutions via Research, Innovation, and Experimentation”

Néstor A. Ruiz González firmly believes that a solid theoretical background, a robust design of experiment, and sound empirical results are essential requirements in scientific research. “As scientists, we owe it to humanity to do better than our best ever in research. It’s not...
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Manpreet Semwal: Having a Ph.D. Will Help Me Train Future Scientists

Manpreet Semwal has always been fascinated with Microbiology. “These tiny little microbes invisible to naked eyes are present everywhere and play important roles around us. These unicellular organisms have remarkable ability to constantly mutate, challenging us to come up with...
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Rebecca Lane Researches A Virus Which Affects Over Half of the World’s Population

Rebecca Lane, a student in the Molecular Immunology and Microbiology discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program recently won 1st place for her oral presentation “Neuropilin-1 is an Essential Host Factor for MCMV Infection” at the 7th Annual Vaccine Development...
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Shahida Flores Receives F31!

Shahida Flores, a student in the Cell Biology, Genetics & Molecular Medicine discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program has just received an individual National Research Service Award (F31 fellowship) funded by The National Institutes of Health/The...
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Mustafa Mithaiwala: Motivation, Character, and Flexibility

“If you want to achieve something great for yourself, you have to put in hard work” said Mustafa Mithaiwala, a student in the Neuroscience discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program. Mithaiwala became interested in medical pharmacology while as a student at...
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Adrian Beckmann: Recipient of the Joe and Bettie Ward Award

Adrian Beckmann, received the Joe and Bettie Ward Award based on his excellent academic performance, character, and leadership. The award is presented to a graduate student in recognition of outstanding achievement in aging research.  Beckmann is currently working under Dr. Bess...
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Amy Wu: Transition from Physical Therapy to Electrophysiology

Born and raised in Taiwan, Amy Wu trained as a physical therapist, but later found out that scientific research is her true passion. “In physical therapy, there was a lot of emphasis on making assessments on patients and coming up with a treatment plan, a lot of what and how, but...
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Meghan Monney: Winner of the Jonas Scholar Award

Nursing Science Ph.D. student Meghan Monney has been selected from a pool of nursing students throughout the United States to receive the prestigious Jonas Scholarship. According to the National League for Nursing website, the Jonas Scholarship promotes “evidence-based nursing...
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