Awards

Poster Awards

A. Joshua Wand First Place Poster Award in Biophysics: Evan O’Brien
Second Place Poster Award in Biophysics: Cory Rice
Third Place Poster Award in Biophysics: James Townsend

Kate Ferguson First Place Poster Award in Biochemistry: Kelly Karch
Second Place Poster Award in Biochemistry: Francesca Tuazon
Third Place Poster Award in Biochemistry: Chris Yarosh

The Josh Wand First Place Poster Award in Biophysics and the newly created Kate Ferguson First Place Poster Award in Biochemistry were awarded to the top posters by graduate students in each category. These awards were established to honor the past two BMB graduate group chairs. Second and third place prizes were also awarded in each category.

Eligible posters were those with a graduate student as the first author. Winners were selected by first and second year BMB students.

P. Leslie Dutton Award for Outstanding Publication

The P. Leslie Dutton Award for Outstanding Publication is awarded annually for an outstanding lead-author publication by a student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics graduate program.  The prize is presented at the Retreat, with the winner asked to give a short presentation.

The co-recipients of the 2015 award are Lucie Guo and Evan Smoak (advisor: Ben Black) for their paper on: “CENP-C reshapes and stabilizes CENP-A nucleosomes at the centromere (Science 348:699-703, 2015). Lucie and Evan will be presenting their work at the Retreat.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/348/6235/699.abstract

The Poster Awards and the P. Leslie Dutton Award for Outstanding Publication are made possible by the Dr. George W. Raiziss Education Fund and the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics