Fifth year Tri-Institutional MD-PhD student, Sanjee Baksh, has received an F31 award from the National Cancer Institute for his project entitled Dissecting the role of serine metabolism in tumor initiating stem cells.
Current Tri-Institutional MD-PhD student, Margaret Herre, has received an F30 award from the National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH/NIDCD) for her project "Hormone regulation of olfactory sensory neuron function in the Zika vector Aedes aegypti".
Fifth year Tri-Institutional MD-PhD student Jenny Xue (pictured below) was awarded an F30 fellowship from the National Cancer Institute for her project titled “Dissecting the evolution of targeted therapy resistance in BRAF V600E-mutant cancer”.
Rachel Babij, sixth-year Tri-Institutional MD-PhD student, has been awarded an F30 Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for her project, “The Instruction of Sensory Inputs in Inhibitory Circuit Maturation in the Somatosensory Cortex.”
Two current Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Students have been selected as members of the Weill Cornell Medical College Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Andrew Gregg and Maria Sacta, both currently completing their final clinical training in the Program, were chosen to be among the 17 students comprising the WCMC AΩA 2019 class. Both students defended their PhD theses in 2017 and will be graduating from the MD-PhD program this academic year.
Tri-I MD-PhD student Sarah Schrader has been awarded an F30 fellowship from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for her work on elucidating mechanisms of antibiotic tolerance in Mycobacteria in Weill Cornell Medicine's Nathan Lab.
Ross Levine, MD, the Laurence Joseph Dineen Chair in Leukemia Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, has been named as the 2018 William Dameshek Prize winner by The American Society of Hematology. The William Dameshek Prize is awarded to an early- or mid-career hematologist who has made a recent outstanding contribution to the field of hematology.
Daniel Kramer, a fourth-year student in the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program, has received a 2018 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship in the discipline of Biosciences, sponsored by the US Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR).Kramer is completing his PhD studies in genetics and metabolic disease in the laboratory of Paul Cohen, MD, PhD at The Rockefeller University.