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  • Karen Clark Earns Hypertension Early Career Award

    Karen Clark has received a Hypertension Early Career Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) for her research on “Gene Editing Yields of Novel Rat Model of Cardiometabolic Disease”.

    Clark, who works in the Anne Kwitek, PhD. Lab in the Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, was one of six student abstracts chosen for this award. Clark was awarded $750 and was deemed the highest ranking of all the abstracts at her training level. Along with her award, Karen received an invitation to the 2020 British and Irish Hypertension Society meeting in Scotland.

  • Melissa Marchal Defends Thesis!

    The Genetics Graduate Program congratulates Melissa Marcha (Stipp lab, Biology) on her succesful thesis defense! Her seminar title: Paradoxical metastasis suppressor functions of Abl family kinases in a model of androgen receptor-indifferent advanced prostate cancer. 

     

     

  • Tyson Fuller Defends Thesis!

    The Genetics Graduate Program congratulates Tyson Fuller (Slusarski lab, Biology) on his successful thesis defense!  His seminar title: "Insights into neurodevelopmental disorders: Molecular and behavioral studies using the zebrafish."

    Pictured (L to R): Diane Slusarski, PhD (mentor)

  • Jessica Ponce Defends Thesis!

    The Genetics Graduate Program congratulates Jessica Ponce (Grueter lab, Internal Medicine) on her successful thesis defense!  Her seminar title: "Investigating the roles of Cyclin C in heart disease."

    Pictured (L to R): Chad Grueter, PhD (mentor)

  • Wes Goar defends Thesis!

    The Genetics Graduate Program congratulates Wes Goar (Sheffield lab, Pediatrics and Scheetz lab, Ophthalmology) on his successful thesis defense!  His seminar title: Computational strategies to investigate the genetic causes of human eye disease

    Pictured (L to R): Val Sheffield, MD, PhD (co-mentor), Wesley Goar, and Todd Scheetz, PhD (co-mentor)

  • Stephanie Haase defends Thesis!

    The Genetics Graduate Program congratulates Stephanie Haase (Lear lab, Biology) on her successful thesis defense yesterday!

    Her title: Exploring the relationship between circadian neuron activity patterns and behavioral output in Drosophila

    Pictured below: Stephanie (left) and her mentor Bridget Lear, PhD (right)

  • Joseph Giacalone defends thesis!

    The Genetics Graduate Program congratulates Joe Giacalone in the Stone and Tucker labs (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences) on his successful thesis defense last week!

    His title: Treating retinal disease

    Pictured L to R: Mentor Edwin Stone, MD., PhD,  Joseph and Co-Mentor Budd Tucker, PhD

  • Distinguished Mentor Award honored to Dr. Mary Wilson!

    Dr. Mary Wilson, Professor of Internal Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology honored by the CCOM Distinguished Mentor Award.  Congratulations!
    https://medicine.uiowa.edu/research/distinguished-mentor-award

     

     

  • Johnny Cruz Corchado defends thesis!

    Johnny Cruz Corchado successfully defended his thesis recently!  Title: “Causes and Consequences of Crossing Over Variation in Drosophila Melanogaster".  Congratulations!

    In the picture:  Johnny (left) and his mentor Josep Comeron, PhD (right)
     

  • Patrick Lansdon defends thesis!

    Patrick Lansdon successfully defended his thesis recently!  Title: "Bidirectional communication between the brain and gut microbiota in Shudderer, a Drosophila Nav channel mutant”. CONGRATULATIONS!

    In the picture: Mentor Toshihiro Kitamoto, PhD (left) and Patrick (right)

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