Leslie Sepaniac Successfully Defends Dissertation

August 17, 2021

Congratulations to CMB student Leslie Sepaniac who recently defended her dissertation, titled “Maintenance of Genomic Stability: Impacts of the loss of KIF18A.”

Emily Whitaker Successfully Defends Dissertation

August 17, 2021

Congratulations to CMB student Emily Whitaker who successfully defended her dissertation, titled "Analysis of Host Factors Involved in Regulating HIV-1-Induced Syncytium Formation."

Warshaw Honored as University Distinguished Professor

May 26, 2021

University of Vermont Provost and Senior Vice President Patty Prelock has announced that David Warshaw, Ph.D., professor and chair of molecular physiology and biophysics at the UVM Larner College of Medicine, is a 2021 recipient of the University Distinguished Professor Award – the highest academic honor that UVM can bestow upon a member of the faculty.

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Noelle Gillis Successfully Defends Dissertation

April 27, 2021

Congratulations to CMB student Noelle Gillis who recently defended her dissertation titled, "Transcriptional Programming by Thyroid Hormone Receptor Beta Maintains Normal Cell Identity and Suppresses Tumor Growth." Best of luck in your new position at the University of Minnesota!

Michael Mariani Successfully Defends Dissertation

March 25, 2021

Congratulations to Michael Mariani for successfully defending his dissertation titled "Characterization of Higher Order Chromatin Structures and Chromatin States in Cell Models of Human Herpesvirus Infection.

Evan Elko Successfully Defends Dissertation

March 16, 2021

Congratulations to Evan Elko on his successful dissertation defense “The Role of Peroxiredoxin 4 and ER Redox Stress in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.”

Huy Tu Successfully Defends Dissertation

September 25, 2020

Congrats to Huy Tu, Dr. Sean Diehl's lab, who successfully defended his dissertation entitled "Determinants of Antibody Immunity in Flavivirus Infections and Immunization.”  He will be doing a postdoc in the Diehl lab at the University of Vermont.

Christopher Dustin Successfully Defends Dissertation

Chris Dustin

September 18, 2020

Congrats to Christopher Dustin, Dr. Albert van der Viliet's lab, who successfully defended his dissertation entitled "Redox regulation of src kinase: implications for innate il-33 signaling in allergen responses.”  He will be doing a postdoc in the Pagano lab at the University of Pittsburgh.

Nicolas Chamberlain Successfully Defends Dissertation

Nicolas Chamberlain

September 15, 2020

Congrats to Nicolas Chamberlain, Dr. Vikas Anathy's lab, who successfully defended his dissertation entitled "Pathological consequences of pdi oxidoreductase activity on viral protein maturation."

CMB/NGP Annual Retreat Done Virtually

August 26, 2020

Each year, the CMB and the NGP Program co-host an off-campus retreat that provides an opportunity for everyone to learn more about the research going on in our community, and highlights the successes of our faculty and students. This year our Retreat was conducted virtually, opening up further opportunities to showcase this year's theme: “Rooted Together in STEM”.

We were pleased to welcome Keynote Speaker, Raven Baxter (Raven the Science Maven), Nationally Acclaimed Science Communicator & Molecular Biologist to inspire and enlighten us in resiliency, science communication, and civil rights.

Watch Raven Baxter's Keynote Address: "Self-Advocacy and Resiliency in your STEM Journey”

Download our annual "Year in Review" (PDF)

Lauren Hinkel Successfully Defends Dissertation

Lauren Hinkel

August 24, 2020

Congrats to Lauren Hinkel, Dr. Matt Wargo's lab, who successfully defended her dissertation entitled "The utilization of host-derived compounds by gram-negative bacteria.”  She will be doing a postdoc in the Wargo lab at UVM.

Md Mahmudul Hasan (Alvee) Successfully Defends Dissertation

Md Mahmudul Hasan (Alvee)

July 28, 2020

Congrats to Md Mahmudul Hasan (Alvee), Dr. Chris Huston's lab, who successfully defended his dissertation entitled "A chemical genetic approach to understand the regulation of cryptosporidium sexual differentiation.”  He will be doing a postdoc at the Goldberg Lab at Washington University in St. Louis, where he will be working on the Malaria Parasite.

Jamie Deutsch Successfully Defends Thesis

jamie deutsch

June 4, 2020

Congrats to Jamie Deutsch, Dr. Jessica Heath's lab, who successfully defended her Master's thesis entitled, "Implications of the Calm-AF10 Oncogenic Fusion Protein on WNT Signaling in Leukemia."

Katie Queen Awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship

katie queen

May 12, 2020

Katie Queen, a second-year Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences (CMB) graduate student in Dr. Jason Stumpff’s lab, recently received the news that she has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship!  The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

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CMB Faculty Member Gary Stein Named University Scholar

gary stein

May 7, 2020

Congrats to CMB faculty member Gary Stein, who has been named one of the 2020-2021 University Scholars. The University Scholars program recognizes distinguished UVM faculty members for sustained excellence in research, creative and scholarly activities.

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