Summer-Fall 2011 Graduate Student Awards

September 23, 2011


Congratulations to the 2011 Pelotonia Graduate Student Fellows

Meera Govindaraghavan
 (Osmani lab) Understanding the functional relationship between mitotic protein phosphorylation and methylation as a basis for development of novel chemotherapies
Katja Machemer (Grotewold lab) Regulation of the plant development by MYB transcription factors.


Congratulations to the Falkenthal Graduate Student Winners:

5th year winner: Maurisa Riley
5th year - 2nd place: Nripesh Dhungel
3rd year winner: Nitya Subrahmanian
3rd year - 2nd place tie: Antony Miller
3rd year - 2nd place tie: Sizhun Li
Congratulations to the IGP Symposium Graduate Student Winners:
Platform Presentation Awards:
Mahesh Chemudapati, an OSBP graduate student in Steve Osmani's lab, was selected for an oral presentation and his presentation earned him 1 of the 3 awards for his session.
Stephane Gabilly, a MCDB graduate student in Patrice Hamel's lab, was selected for an oral presentation and his presentation earned him 1 of the 3 awards for his session.
Poster presentation awards:
There were 12 poster awards and four of the awardees are conducting their doctoral theses in MG labs. Congratulations to Hui-Yi Chu (MCDB, AK Hopper lab), Ivy Huang (MCDB, AK Hopper lab), Greetchen Diaz (MCDB, AK Hopper lab) and Nandini Shukla (OSBP, S. Osmani lab).
Dustin Williams won the second prize poster award at the Society for Developmental Biology Meeting held in Chicago.
The OSU Veterinary Biosciences department awarded MG students Amit Sharma 1st place for his seminar presentation and Arnaz Ranji 1st place for her publication in Journal of Biological Chemistry.