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BIOCHEMISTRY and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADUATE PROGRAM NEWS ITEMS

Dissertation and Thesis Defenses

Timothy Nickels (Dingwall Laboratory) successfully defended his MS thesis on June 8, 2018. The title of his thesis was "Characterizing the Requirement of the CMI/TRR Compass-Like Complex During Drosophila Developement".
Timothey is currently in the Cell, Molecular, Developemental Biology and Biophysics PhD graduate program at Johns Hopkins University.

Congratulations Timothy!

 

Joseph Cannova (Zhang laboratory) successfully defended his PhD dissertation on May 24, 2018. The title of his dissertation was "Divergent Pro-Leukemic Effects of MYD88 and TICAAM-1/TRIF Mediated Toll-Like Receptor Signaling". Joseph is continuing his MD education at Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine.

Congratulations Joseph!

 

Stephen Ollosi (Shimamura laboratory) successfully defended his MS thesis on February 16th, 2018. Thesis title: "Inhibition of Mutant EGFR in NSCLC Promotes Endothelin-1-Mediated NSCLC Disease Progression." 

Congratulations Steven! 

 

Student Poster Presentations Winners

The annual Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Retreat was held on September 15, 2018 at Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus. The student poster presentation winners were 1st David Ford (Dingwall laboratory); 2nd Jonathan Eby (Callaci laboratory); 3rd Flor Navarro (Watkins laboratory). 

Congratulations to all the awardees!


Welcome New Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program students

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology track welcomes PhD candidates

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program welcomes Sarah Flury
from the Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences. Sarah has joined
the laboratory of Dr. Toni Pak.

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program welcomes Kanak Joshi 
from the Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences. Kanak has joined
the laboratory of Dr. Jiwang Zhang.

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program welcomes PhD candidate
Melissa Quintanilla from the Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences.
Melissa has joined the laboratory of Dr. Jordan Beach.
The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program welcomes MS candidate 
Shena Geisinger. Shena has joined the laboratory of Dr. Makio Iwashima.


Comprehensive Exams

Gregory Malnassy (Qiu laboratory) successfully passed his Comprehensive Exam on July 10, 2018.

Hao Wang (Qiu laboratory) successfully passed his Comprehensive Exam on July 12, 2018.

Caroline Johnson (Choudhry laboratory) successfully passed her Comprehensive Exam on July 19, 2018.

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Publications, Presentation and Awards

 

Timothy Nickels (Dingwall laboratory) was awarded the Biomedical and Sciences Thesis of the Year award for 2019.
Congratulations Tim!
Melissa Quintanilla (Beach laboratory) was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Congratulations Melissa!
Flor Navarro (Watkins laboratory) published a paper the Gender and the Genome, vol. 2: 81-90, 2018. The title of her paper was "Estrogen regulation of T cell function and its impact on the tumor microenvironment". 
Lourdes Plaza Rojas (Guevara laboratory) was co-author on a paper published in Journal for the ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, vol. 7: 2019. The title of her paper was "NKG2D signaling certifies effector CD8 T cells for memory formation".
Jonathan Eby (Callaci laboratory) published a paper in PLoS One, 2019 Mar 20;14(3):e02143. The title of his paper was "Effects of ethanol and ethonal metabolites on intrinsic function of mesentric resistance arteries".
Jonathan Eby (Callaci laboratory) published a paper in Science Signaling 2018 Oct 16;11(552). The title of his paper was "Baised antagonism of CXCR4 aviods antagonist tolerance".
Joe Cannova (Zhang Laboratory) was awarded a Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Congratulations Joseph!
David Ford (Dingwall laboratory) represented the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program at Loyola University Chicago’s Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) on February 15, 2018.  David competed against graduate students from across Loyola and won 1st place overall.  David will represent Loyola at the Midwest Association of Graduate School’s 3MT competition in Grand Rapids, MI.  Congratulations David!