Elizabeth Hughes Receives Damon Runyon Fellowship Award
Elizabeth Hughes, PhD, with sponsor Raphael Validivia, PhD, has been named a Robert Black Fellow by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Briana Davis Awarded for Her role in Establishing the New SCRIPT Program
MGM graduate student Briana Davis has received two awards for her leadership in developing and implementing a new professional development program called Science Career Investigation and Professionalism Training (SCRIPT) .
Check Out the Article, “How a Rare Brain Mutation Spread Across America
Learn more about the tissues that ended up in the lab of Douglas Marchuk, PhD.
Tan Awarded an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
This award will support Chin Yee’s Ph.D. research as he studies how Clostridium immunis, a commensal bacterial species, suppresses fat gain via altering systemic immunometabolism.
So Young Kim, PhD, Has Been Named Director of the Microbiome Core Facility.
We are pleased to announce that So Young Kim, PhD, has been named director of the Microbiome Core Facility, effective January 8, 2022.
Varsha Singh Awarded Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship
Varsha Singh, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics at the Indian Institute of Science and alumnus of the Alejandro Aballay was awarded a Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Senior Fellowship.
Jeff Bourgeois and Dan Snellings Receive Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence (CARE)
MGM graduate students Jeff Bourgeois, Jr. (Ko Lab) and Dan Snellings (Marchuk Lab) have been selected as recipients of the 2021-2022 Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence (CARE).
Jeff Letourneau’s research in Duke’s SoM Magnify
Jeff Letourneau (David Lab) and his work were the subject of the article “How much fiber should you eat? A Duke graduate student forages for the answer” not long ago, and will be highlighted in the “ICYMI” communication sent out by the School of Medicine.
Heitman Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Joseph Heitman, James B. Duke Professor and Chair of MGM and Tri-I MMPTP Director, who was one of two Duke Faculty members elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
Heaton and Yan Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure
Please join in congratulating Nick Heaton and Dong Yan, whose promotions to Associate Professor with tenure were recently approved by the Duke Board of Trustees.