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MCDB&G Program Honors Grad Student Excellence

Five graduate students receive awards from the program for their research efforts.

Each year, the Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics program honors some of its highest-achieving students with financial awards for their advancements in research and progress in their academic fields. Named after faculty and students in the program, each award offers winners $1,000 for their work. This year’s award winners are: 

Matthew Zinselmeier: Robert K. Herman Award Recipient
The Robert K. Herman Award is given annually to an MCDB&G student in recognition of high quality research and the best performance in the field of genetics. Matthew Zinselmeier currently conducts research in the Voytas lab. 

Lauren Sundby: Margaret A. Titus Award
The Margaret A. Titus Award is given annually to an MCDB&G student in recognition of high quality research and the best performance in the field of cell biology. Lauren Sundby conducts research in the Ervasti lab. 

Krishna Van Dyke: B. Lewis Award
The Edward B. Lewis Award is given annually to an MCDB&G student in recognition of high quality research and the best performance in the field of developmental biology. Krishna Van Dyke is a member of the Albert lab. 

Minu Bhunia: Perry B. Hackett Award
The Perry B. Hackett Award is given annually to an MCDB&G student in recognition of high quality research and the best performance in the field of genome engineering. Minu Bhunia is a member of the Largaespada lab. 

Pavana Khan: Bryant Keller Scholarship (to honor MCDB&G student Bryant Keller)
Students who receive this award serve as ambassadors for biomedical research. These funds should be used for travel. Pavana Khan conducts research in the Engelhart lab. 

Find additional information about each of this year’s recipients and their work on this Powerpoint presentation.

Posted 
January, 2022