Howard Bryant Endowed Scholarship Cornhole Tournament

Please join us tomorrow at 3:30 in Genesee Valley Park to participate in a cornhole tournament and a BBQ dinner. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Howard Bryant Memorial Scholarship Fund. Howard was a beloved member of the Department of Biology at the University of Rochester for over 40 years. The Howard Bryant Fund was established in 2004 to honor Howard’s legacy of caring and support by providing aid to students in need of financial assistance and who are interested in pursuing a career in sciences or engineering.

Jillian Ramos wins Three Minute Thesis competition

Jillian Ramos, a PhD student in Dragony Fu’s lab (part of the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology program) won first place in the Three Minute Thesis competition. To win this competition, students have to explain their complicated research in a way that a general audience can find accessible. The catch, you have to do this all in under three minutes! Jillian presented her work called: Modify or Die: When Protein Translation Goes Awry and successfully captured first place prize as well as the people’s choice award.

Congrats Jillian! Read an article about the competition and a transcript of Jillian’s presentation here.

Special TGIF in honor of Adam Johnson

Please come celebrate Adam Johnson as he’s awarded the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching. Over the course of his graduate career, Adam has mentored undergraduates in the lab, served as the head TA for biology labs, and was instrumental in piloting the new mentoring program for freshman biology majors. Join us at 3pm in the Green Lounge to congratulate Adam on this well-deserved award!