Student Honors & Awards

We are very proud of the accomplishments of our graduate students.  BSD students have an excellent record of obtaining competitive fellowships, receiving national awards for their research, and publishing findings that move their fields forward.  The most recent student accomplishments are shown below.

Recent Student Accomplishments

Shane DuBay

Shane DuBay (Evolutionary Biology) was one of The Arts, Science & Culture Initiative 2014-2015 Graduate Collaboration Grantees.  His advisor is Dr. John Bates.

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Charles Dulberger

Charles Dulberger (Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics) received an Honorable Mention for the 2014-2015 Teaching Prize.  He was honored for his outstanding performance in Molecular Immunology, IMMU 30266, in Spring 2015. Her advisor is Dr. Erin Adams.

Taylor Feehley

Taylor Feehley (Immunology) has been named one of Forbes "30 Under 30" for her work on food allergies and gut bacteria, leading to the development of potential new probiotics that could allow infants allergic to milk to drink it safely. Her advisor is Dr. Cathryn Nagler.

Alex Gileta

Alex Gileta (Human Genetics) was awarded an F31 Fellowship from the NIH for his project entitled "Genome-wide association study for the propensity to attribute incentive salience to reward cues in outbred rats." His advisor is Dr. Abraham Palmer.

David Grossnickle

David Grossnickle (Evolutionary Biology) received an Honorable Mention for the 2014-2015 Teaching Prize.  He was honored for her outstanding performance in Mammalian Ecology, BIOS 23254, in Spring 2015. His advisor is Dr. Zhe-Xi Luo.

Christopher Haddad

Christopher Haddad (Medical Physics) was awarded a predoctoral  fellowship from the American Heart Association.  His advisor is Dr. Maryellen Giger.

Jackie Lungmus

Jackie Lungmus (Integrative Biology) was awarded the Colbert Prize for Best Student Poster at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology at Dallas.  She worked with Prof. Ken Angielczyk at the Field Museum.  The poster was titled "A New Sistecephalid Dicynodont (Therapsida, Anomodontia) from the Mid-Zambia Basin (Zambia) and its Fossorial Adaptations."

Roberto Márquez

Roberto Márquez (Ecology and Evolution) received the National Geographic Young Explorer's Grant.  His advisor is Dr. Marcus Kronforst.

Daniel Rabe

Daniel Rabe (Cancer Biology) received an F31 Fellowship from the NIH for his project entitled “The role of macrophages in triple-negative breast cancer invasion and metastasis.” He was also selected to give a talk in a plenary session at the AACR Tumor Metastsis Meeting in December, 2015. His advisor is Dr. Marsha Rosner.

Gabriel Salzman

Gabriel Salzman (Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program) was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, National Institute of General Medical Sciences. His advisors are Drs. Shohei Koide and Demet Arac-Ozkan.

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