Section of Molecular Medicine Student News

Research Grant Awards

Rachel Andrews, DVM, is supported by the T32 Postdoc Fellowship, 5T32OD010957-38.

Hannah Atkins, DVM, is supported by the T32 Postdoc Fellowship, 5T32OD010957-38 and PI- Center for Comparative Medicine Pilot Grant and Co-I Department of Pathology Pilot Grant.

C.L. Davis, DVM has won the Outstanding Scholar Award for veterinary pathology.

Alejandro Marquez-Lara has won the Eastern Orthopaedic Association Resident of Fellow Research Award.

Amritha Kidiyoor was awarded the NIH-NIBIB NRSA Training Program at WFIRM, Studies in Translational Regenerative Medicine.

Matthew Brovold was awarded the NIH-NIBIB NRSA Training Program at WFIRM, Studies in Translational Regenerative Medicine.

Robert Wieland, third year PhD student is supported on the NIH T32 Predoctoral Training Grant - Integrative Lipid Metabolism, Inflammation and Chronic Diseases.

Katie Fanning won the Clarkson Campus Pilot Award.

Travel Awards

Rachel Andrews has won the Scholar in Training Travel Award- Radiation Research Society - 61st annual national meeting, Bonaventure, FL.

Ayana Martin has won the FASEB MARC travel award to attend the AAI Introductory Course in Immunology, July 2014, in Long Beach CA. Ayana also received a travel fellowship from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to attend the 2nd Annual UAB Workshop on Metabolomics, June 2014.

Bryan Wilson has won both the FASEB travel award and the Endocrine Society conference- MMTS Graduate Program Travel Award.

Benyam Yoseph has won the MMTS Graduate Program and FIRM travel award to Girona, Spain.

Elie Zakhem has won travel awards for the MMTS Graduate Program to Digestive Disease Conference, Washington, DC, WF Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Alumni Student Travel Award to TERMIS meeting in Boston, MA and the MMTS Graduate Program travel award to attend Digestive Disease Conference in San Diego, CA.

Jade Mims Moore has won the Gordon Research Conference travel award to support her participation in the Thiol-Based Redox Regulation and Signaling Seminar, Spain, July 2014.

Courtney Ferrebee has won the MMTS Graduate Program travel award to attend Digestive Disease Conference in San Diego, CA in May of 2016.

Alejandro Jose Marquez-Lara has won the 2015-2016 Alumni Student Travel Award for the Orthopaedic Research Scoiety (ORS) in Orlando, FL, March 2016.

Abrittee Dhal has won the MMTS Graduate Program travel award to attend TERMIS (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society) conference presentation, San Diego, CA, Dec. 11-14, 2016.

Hannah Atkins has won the MMTS Graduate Program travel award to attend World Congress on Endometriosis, Vancouver, Canada. Poster presentation, May 17-20, 2017.

Honors

Victor Ortega, MD, Deborah Meyers, PhD, and Boyd Jacobson created a diagram which was accepted as the cover for the January 2014 issue of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the highest ranked allergy journal. The diagram showed the Impact of Ethnic Admixing on Personalized Medicine.

Bryan Wilson was awarded a stipend certificate, free registration to the meeting, and 2014 membership in recognition of his effort to provide media coverage of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) 2014 annual meeting through his blog.

Jade Mims Moore was named as the Co-Chair of Gordon Research Seminar, Thiol-Based Redox Regulation and Signaling, Stowe, VT, August 2016.

Rachel Andrews was named the Chairperson of the Organizational Committee, Wake Forest University, 2nd Annual Comparative Medicine Research Symposium, July 26, 2016.

Ryne DeBo’s research was featured on the cover of July 2016 journal, Radiation Research. DeBo et al., “Late Effects of Total-Body Gamma Irradiation on Cardiac Structure and Function in Male Rhesus Macaques”.

Student Presentations

Rachel Andrews, Hannah Atkins, Crystal Bolden, Daniel Deegan, Abritee Dhal, Amritha Kidiyoor, Alejandro Marquez-Lara, Ellie McCabe, Jade Mims, Victor Ortega, Samuel Pendergraft, Benyam Yoseph and Elie Zakhem) attended 27 national, international or regional for oral presentations.

Patents

Zachariah McIver, DO was awarded a provision patent filed June 5, 2014 titled "Methods and Compounds for Phototherapy with Chalcogenorhodamine Photosensitizers."

Christopher Stuart was awarded a preliminary patent was granted for the work described in the publication “Site-Specific DNA–Doxorubicin Conjugates Display Enhanced Cytotoxicity to Breast Cancer Cells” and a full patent for the work has been submitted.