Forte, a graduate student in Dr. Sam Campos's lab, received the prestigous award with 5 years of funding for her research. Her project is titled Mitosis-Dependent Immunoevasion by Human Papillomavirus Type 16. Congratulations, Brittany! This is the first NSF award for the CBIO GIDP.
In October 2016, I became the first Navajo to earn a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology. I gave my final oral dissertation defense on the research I worked so hard on for many years, while my friends and family sat in the audience. It was such a surreal feeling. After meeting with my committee, Dr. Martinez walked out of Keiwit Auditorium, shook my hand, and said, “Congratulations Dr. Trujillo.” It’s a title that I have to get use to, but for my mother, that’s how she will introduce me for the rest of my life.
Diana Villa Guillen, the CBIO graduate student representative, delivered scientific conference tote bags donated by UACC students and faculty to the Ronald McDonald house. The bags are used by the families whose children are in the hospital.