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.
Tim and Diane Bowden have established an annual gift to support a selected Cancer Biology GIDP student. For the 2016-2017 academic year the recipient is Adam Watson. Adam works with Dr. Ghassan Mouneimne on breast cancer stiffness and metastasis. Previous recipients were Lipsa Das, Sabrina Maisel and Aaron Havas.
CONGRATULATIONS to Our Graduates in the Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program!
- Paul Akhenblit
- Alex Chibly
- Aaron Havas
- Jesse Trujillo