Graduate Students Awards Presented at Research Symposium

By Dustin Johnston | November 30 2017

The 16th Annual Pathology Research Symposium was held this November and featured Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics and CEO of Strata Oncology, Dan Rhodes, PhD, as the keynote speaker. Other notable presentations were given by Richard A. Miller, MD, PhD, Kathleen Cho, MD, Nisha D’Silva, PhD, and Gregory Dressler, PhD.

This all-day event included multiple research presentations from graduate students, a career panel, as well as a poster session. At its conclusion, awards were presented for the Best Poster, Best Talk, and Outstanding Research. 

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!  This year’s winners were:

Best Posters

Sierrah Grigsby

From Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska Lab 
Targeting epigenetic modifiers as selective therapy for cancer


Ulas Ozkurede

From Richard Miller Lab
Improved Mitochondrial Stress Response in Long-lived Snell Dwarf Mice


Best Oral Presentation

Kelly VanDenBerg

From Scott Tomlins Lab
TPRKB dependency in p53-deficient cancers

Outstanding Research

James Ropa

From Andrew Muntean Lab 
Novel Protein Interactions Provide Insight into the Regulation of the Polymerase Associated Factor Complex in Acute Myeloid Leukemia