Brian Hurwitz, a fifth year student in the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program, has been awarded an NIH F30 fellowship for his project The integrated stress response in stem cells and cancer by the National Cancer Institute.
We especially thank our own veterans, sixth year MD-PhD student, Corporal Jim G. Castellanos, United States Marine Corps, and fifth year MD-PhD student, Specialist Harry “Jake” Reed, United States Army.
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.