Rebekah Starks passed her preliminary exam, which means she is officially a Ph.D. candidate. Congratulations, Bekah!
Congratulations to Anilisa Biswas, for being awarded a Delta Kappa Gamma World Fellowship Grant!
Majd Abdulghani was awarded a scholarship through the Graduate College, in recognition of her research and mentoring activities. This scholarship was made possible by generous donations made to the Iowa State University Foundation. Congratulations, Majd!
Haninder Kaur joined the lab today as a research associate II. Welcome Haninder!
Geetu Tuteja is giving two talks at the IFPA meeting this year in Portland, OR. The first will be about research in the lab, and will be on Wednesday September 14, and the second will be in the Bioinformatics workshop on Thursday September 15.
The new school year has started, and our lab is growing. This year we have 7 rotation students. Sivani Parsa and Jessica Breuer, both undergraduate students majoring in Genetics, have started research with us. We are also excited to have Majd Abdulghani join our group! Majd is an M.S. student in the Genetics and Genomics Program.
Geetu Tuteja is giving a talk at the Society for the Study of Reproduction Meeting in San Diego on July 19.
Rebekah Starks has been selected as a recipient of the GDCB Departmental Award! Rebekah is being recognized for her outstanding contributions as president of the BCBGSO and as a participant in outreach aimed at increasing awareness of STEM careers for young women.
We have two new graduate students joining the lab - Anilisa Biswas from the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology program, and Ashish Jain from the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program!