In 1971, University faculty joined together to create an advanced degree in Cell Biology. For over twenty years, students earned masters and doctoral degrees in Cell and Molecular Biology. At last week’s Board of Trustees’ meeting, it was approved to change the name to broaden the ever changing landscape of research. The new name of CMB is, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences.
I was born and raised in Cyprus, and completed my Genetics BSc at the University of York in England. As part of my BSc, I spent a year working as a research scientist at AstraZeneca. I joined the CMB PhD program in 2009, and became a member of the Thali lab in August 2010. In the summer of 2011, I attended three conferences and presented a poster of my work at two of those (Retroviruses at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and the Gordon Research Conference on Fusion). I am currently preparing a manuscript for submission in February 2012. Mel Symeonides