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Awards

 

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The Cell and Molecular Biology Prize: special recognition for interest, enthusiasm and proficiency in Biology.

Joshua B. Feldman:  Joshua is an excellent student who maintained a 3.62 GPA while double majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology and Anthropology.  He completed a very well researched honors thesis titled "Micro RNAs Target Autophagy" at Tulane's Center for Gene Therapy.

The Gerald S. Gussack ’75 M.D. Award

This Award goes to the most outstanding graduating senior in Cell and Molecular Biology. The recipient is chosen based on excellence in Grade Point Average, creativity in honors thesis research, and a demonstration of well balanced academic achievement. The award is named in honor of the late Gerald Gussack, a Professor of Otolaryngology at Emory University School of Medicine, who was a 1975 graduate of Tulane College.



Joseph Rohr: Joesph embodies the well-rounded student that represents achievement in academics, in the laboratory and in leadership.  He had an overall GPA of 3.64 and wrote an excellent research honors thesis in the Chen Lab titled "Persistent epithelial Wnt canonical signaling results in ectopic ossification in the craniofacial skeleton and secondary malformation in the temporomandibular joint".  Joseph helped establish and was very active in the student organization known as BEAST (Biology Enthusiasts Association of Students at Tulane).  Joseph exhibits many personal qualities that makes him a leader – integrity, hard work, empathy and foresight.  Joseph has entered a MD/PhD program.

The Liz Earley Prize for Proficiency in Laboratory Science: based on excellence and proficiency in laboratory science.

Jon Christopher Buckley:  Chris Buckley is an excellent, well-rounded student.  He has maintained an exemplary GPA of 3.79 while majoring in cell & molecular biology and minoring in music.  He has attended Tulane on a public service scholarship and has given large numbers of hours of service rebuilding homes in blighted areas of the city.
Lindsey Peller:  Lindsey is an outstanding student who has excelled in the classroom, the laboratory and as a campus leader.  Lindsey pursued her research in Professor Laura Schrader's lab.  She served as an officer in the School of Science and Engineering Student Council and in Women in Science.

The Professor Erik G. Ellgaard Award for Excellence in Cell and Molecular Biology for the best Graduating Senior in Tulane/Newcomb College in Cell and Molecular Biology.

Ryan Kissee: Ryan is an extremely personable, smart and hard-working student who maintained an unbelievable 3.99 GPA. During his junior and senior years, he did research in Professor Ben Hall’s Lab, receiving a Provost’s Scholarship for Student Faculty Engagement and a Summer Neuroscience Fellowship. Ryan conducted experiments on a very independent and challenging project examining mechanisms of plasticity in the developing mouse hippocampus. Ryan plans to go to Medical School after graduation.
Catherine Parker: Catherine is a well-rounded student who earned an excellent 3.81 GPA while pursuing a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology and a BA in Music. Catherine is an accomplished pianist and performed at the Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy in the summer of 2010. She plans to pursue a career in medicine.

The Senior Honors Thesis Award in Cell and Molecular Biology

Alan Chang: Alan’s hard work and dedication in the lab during his junior and senior years resulted in an outstanding research honors thesis titled “Telomere Homeostasis”. His overall GPA is 3.82. Alan plans to enter a PhD program in Biochemistry next fall.
Samantha Tagerman: Samantha is an excellent student who demonstrates outstanding knowledge in the classroom and the laboratory. She seeks to understand and apply what she learns in the classroom. Her overall GPA was an outstanding 3.86. Her honors thesis was titled “Polyphenols as Inhibitors of Prostate Cancer”. Samantha also designed her own public service internship in the special needs dental clinic at Children’s Hospital and recruited LSU Dental School as a Tulane Community Partner.

Honors Program – Senior Scholar Award

Joseph Rohr: see the Gerald S. Gussack award above.
 

Spring 2010top ⇑

The Cell and Molecular Biology Prize

Senior Mai Truc Lam received The Cell and Molecular Biology Prize.

The Gerald S. Gussack ’75 M.D. Award and The Senior Honors Thesis Award in Cell and Molecular Biology

Senior Adam Gabriel Podet received The Gerald S. Gussack ’75 M.D. Award and The Senior Honors Thesis Award in Cell and Molecular Biology.

The Liz Earley Prize for Proficiency in Laboratory Science

Senior Andrew Thomas Roth and Senior Cara Lynn Wons received The Liz Earley Prize for Proficiency in Laboratory Science.

The Professor Erik G. Ellgaard Award for Excellence in Cell and Molecular Biology

Senior Timothy Nguyen Clinton and Senior Carrie Ann Malcom received The Professor Erik G. Ellgaard Award for Excellence in Cell and Molecular Biology.

The Senior Honors Thesis Award in Cell and Molecular Biology

Senior HongVan Thi Le received The Senior Honors Thesis Award in Cell and Molecular Biology.

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