Outstanding MSTP Students

2017-2018 Achievements

  • Grad 3 Jessica Neville Little (Dwyer Lab) won first place in the graduate student division of the poster competition at the Mid-Atlantic Society for Developmental Biology Regional Meeting. The title of Jessica’s poster was “Abscission defects in neural stem cells are associated with p53-dependent microcephaly.”
  • Grad 3 Mark Rudolf (Corwin Lab) was one of three recipients of The Pharos Poetry Award. The title of Mark’s poem is “Anatomy of the Physician.”
  • Med 3 Shadi Khalil (Goldfarb Lab) was the recipient of a national award as a Rising Star in Iron and Heme research. Shadi was invited to present at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) sponsored Center for Iron and Heme Disorders (CIHD) Rising Stars Symposium.
  • Grad 3 Richard “Ricky” Baylis (Owens Lab) was invited to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany.
  • 2018 Whitfield-Randolph Scholarship recipients:  Grad 3 Jessica Neville Little (Dwyer Lab) and Grad 3 Mark Rudolf (Corwin Lab)
  • Grad 3 Jeffrey Xing (Loughran Lab) was awarded a National Institutes of Health F30 fellowship.


2016-2017 Achievements

  • 2017 Whitfield-Randolph Scholarship recipients: Grad 4 Scott Seki (Gaultier Lab) and Med 3 Kristen Penberthy (Ravichandran Lab)
  • Grad 3 Nadine Michel (McConnell Lab) received one of the Diversity Programs’ ten Professional Development Awards.
  • Mark Rudolf (Corwin Lab) received the 2017 Double Hoo Research Award for his project, titled “Identifying Factors influencing Mitotic Signaling in Hair Cell Regeneration