Congratulations Class of 2017

Congratulations! SMD 2017!

Congratulations to the MSTP’s who graduated last weekend during Final Exercises! We will miss you!

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Left to Right: Ali Dhanaliwala, Sam Rosenfeld, Sarah Breevoort, Samantha Adamson, Aaron Fond, Joe Walpole, Dave Peske.

Congratulations, Goldfarb Lab!

MSTP mentor, Adam Goldfarb and his team have recently been recognized for their research in the area of blood platelet creation and the “Master Switch” that could assist in the production of platelets specifically in neonates. Nearly 30% of preemies are affected by neonatal thrombocytopenia and many will require platelet transfusions.

Read more about their exciting discovery HERE.

UVA MSTP Scott Seki Receives F31 Award

Please join us in congratulating Scott Seki (Grad 3) for receiving an F31 for his work in the Gaultier Lab, Department of Neuroscience.

Great job, Scott!

His project narrative is below:

Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) is a common debilitating disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) for which there are limited therapies and no cure. RRMS arises when the immune system, a cellular network that normally protects an individual from pathogens, instead sparks flares of severe inflammation in the brain and spinal cord. The goal of this study is to establish and exploit the changes in cell metabolism that support immune cells as they engage in these intense bouts of CNS destruction, in hopes that this will reveal novel targets for therapeutic intervention.

Congratulations Adli Lab!

MSTP Mentor Dr. Mazhar Adli develops method for tracking genes in living cells based on CRISPR technique, opening doors for observing gene interaction in 3D. Congratulations!

Read the full story HERE in UVA Today!


Spring 2016 Edition of Vitals

The University of Virginia has released the Spring 2016 Edition of their e-magazine Vitals. You will see a few familiar faces! Congratulations!

MSTP Janelle Weaver Defense, March 25th

Congratulations to Janelle Weaver, Department of Pharmacology, who will defend tomorrow at 1:00 PM in Room 1023 of McKim Hall. Janelle is a member of Dr. Doug Bayliss’ lab. Her defense title is: Pannexin 1 Channel Function and Regulation in Neuropathic Pain.

MSTP Jim Cronk wins 2016 Michael Peach Award

Please join us in congratulating Jim Cronk (Kipnis lab) who won the prestigious Michael J. Peach Award.  Jim, Janelle Weaver (Outstanding Student, Pharmacology) and Sam M. Rosenfeld (Outstanding Student, Pathology/MCBD) all gave terrific oral presentations that were extremely well received at the 24th Annual GBS Symposium, Monday March 21st.

We couldn’t be prouder!