The winner of the 2015 Annual Graduate Program Research Photo Contest is Snehal Chaudhari with this photograph of a human U2OS cell in a human bone osteosarcoma cell line.

Congratulations to Dr. Boris Streipen, who has recently been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.  The Academy is an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology. This distinction recognizes Dr. Streipen’s excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences. Academy Fellows are eminent leaders in the field of microbiology and are relied upon for authoritative advice and insight on critical issues in microbiology.

Dr. Vasant Muralidharan is the winner of the 2015 Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award. Sponsored by the March of Dimes Foundation, the Basil O’Conner Award supports research in fetal and pediatric diseases. It is given to promising young scientists just embarking on their independent research careers.