Congratulations to the winners of the Bhuvan Award for Excellence in Biochemistry Research at Student Research Day 2023.
1st place – Jessica Kelliher – Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2nd place – Farhana Sumya – Department of Physiology and Cell Biology
3rd place – Matthew Thompson – Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Bhuvan Award for Excellence in Biochemistry Graduate Research was established by colleagues in the Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy in memory of Dr. Bhuvaneswaran who was a member of the faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Bhuvan, as students and colleagues alike affectionately knew him, was a superb experimentalist and the laboratory provided the stimulation for continued learning throughout his life. Because his culture revered the teacher/mentor most of all, his highest aspiration was to gain respect as a teacher. In addition to his formal contributions to graduate and medical student education, fostering an interest and love of science in young scientists was an important aspect of Dr. Bhuvan’s life. All graduate students that use some aspect of Biochemistry in their research are eligible for the award.