VCU Molecular Biology and Genetics
Students

Student awards

 

Extramural Fellowships

2013      Erin Wall  - American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship
             "Evaluation of Two Essential Genes in Staphylococcus aureus:
              A Potential Avenue for Drug Design"

2012      Maria Amaya - NIH NIDDK F31 predoctoral fellowship
             "The Role of Mi2/NuRD Complex on the Expression of
              Human Gamma-Globin Gene"

2009     Hoon Shim - NIH NHLBI F30 predoctoral fellowship
            "The Role of Stat5 in Mast Cell Activation and
             Inflammatory Disease"

2008     Anne Sauer - NIH NIAID F31 predoctoral fellowship
            "Inhibition of HCMV genome maturation in the presence of
             the halogenated benzimidazole, BDCRB"

2008     Alexandra Racanelli - NIH NHLBI F30 predoctoral fellowship
            "Epigenetic regulation of tissue-specific gene transcription"

2006     Jennifer Fettweis - Howard Hughes Medical Institute Graduate
            Research Assistantship
 

VCU Graduate School Thesis/Dissertation Assistantships

2013     Vijay Menon

2012     Sukada Bhave

2008     Michael Harwich
 

Departmental Awards

2012    Hoon Shim - Herbert Evans Award for excellence in Biochemistry;
             Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

2011    Upneet Sokhi - Roscoe D. Hughes Award for excellence in
             research and scholarship;
             Department of Human and Molecular Genetics

C.C. Clayton Student Award

The Clayton award is given to outstanding graduate students in the Basic Health Sciences for outstanding performance early in their careers. The Clayton awards honor the memory of the founder of advanced degree education at this institution by recognizing and rewarding student achievement.

2013     Amrita Sule
2012     Ngoc Vu; Meredith Weck
2011     Stuti Agarwal
2010     Lori Hill
2008     Omar Mian
2007     Sami Amr
2004     Michael Harwich

 

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

The Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society recognizes outstanding academic achievement of graduate students.  Students in the upper 10% of both PhD and MS programs in the School of Medicine may be nominated for membership.

2012     Amrita Sule
           Oluwatoyin Akande
           Robin Chan

2011     Preethi Iyengar
           Bridget Quinn
           Ngoc Vu
           Erin Wall
           Suehyb Alkhatib
           Sukhada Bhave
           Gregory Mayes
           Meredith Weck

2010    Stuti Agarwal
           Maria Amaya
           Jennifer Mietla
           Sabrina Prescott
          

2009    Tamer Hadi
           Lori Hill
           Vijay Menon
           Melissa Ray
           Hoon Shim
           Debasmita Basu
           Sinduja Ethiraj

2008     Steven Dollery
           Prashant Thakkar
           Upneet Sokhi

2007     Omar Mian
           Sami Amr
           Alison Kuchta
           Alexandra Racanelli
           Michelle Holser

2006     Jennifer Fettweis
           Michael Harwich
           Jeremy Rupon
           Nusara Satproedprai

 

Meeting Awards

2013   Ancy Dimpy Nalli        Student Travel Award, Experimental Biology
                                       Meeting

2012   Joseph Alaimo           Best Oral Presentation, Medical Science
                                       Section, Virginia Academy of Science

2011   Tamir Hadi                Young Investigator Award, ASBMR Forum on
                                       Aging and Skeletal Health, Bethesda, MD 
          Prashant Thakkar      Travel Award, NIH NHLBI Mitochondrial Biology
                                       Symposium
         
Joseph Alaimo           Best Oral Presentation, Medical Science
                                       Section, Virginia Academy of Science
                                       Outstanding Abstract Award, Society for 
                                       Neuroscience Research Symposium, Central
                                       Virginia Chapter
          Erin Wall                  Best poster presentation, XXII Phage Virus
                                       Assembly Meeting, Port Aransas TX

2009   Michael Harwich        Student Travel Grant, Mid-Atlantic Microbial
                                       Pathogenesis Meeting

         Hoon Shim                National Eye Institute Travel Grant,
                                       Association for Research in Vision and           
                                       Ophthalmology Annual Meeting
         Stephen Dollery         Travel Award, International Herpesvirus
                                       Workshop
         Omar Mian                2nd Place Presentation, Virginia Academy of
                                       Science
                                       1st Place Poster, American College of 
                                       Physicians VA Associates Meeting

2008   Sami Amr                 VCU Student Travel Grant, Annual Conference 
                                       of American Society of Human Genetics

2006   Sandra Tallent          Student Travel Grant, ASM General Meeting

 

Other

2012   Vijay Menon            Alpha Epsilon Honor Society

2011   Maria Amaya           Love of Learning Award, Phi Kappa Phi
         Tamir Hadi

2010   Tamir Hadi              ASBMR Young Investigator Award for PhD
                                     Training, Berlin, Germany, 2010
         Alexandra Racanelli   Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

2009   Omar Mian              AMA Foundation Seed Grant Award
                                     Love of Leaning Award, Phi Kappa Phi

2008   Omar Mian              Golden Key Honor Society
          Sami Amr               Golden Key Honor Society

2007   Oman Mian              Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

2005   Omar Mian              Association of Pathology Chairs Honor Society


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