We are pleased to honor our recent Ph.D. and Masters Graduates who received their degrees this Spring/Summer 2021: Caitlin Caperton, Ph.D. (Advisors: Aime Franco, Ph.D., and Jerry Ware, Ph.D.); Pankaj Patyal, Ph.D. (Advisor: Patty Wight, Ph.D.); Seung Hyun Jung, Ph.D. (Advisor: Rob Griffin, Ph.D.) and Ana Castro Munoz, M.Sc. (Advisor: Rosie Simmen, Ph.D.). We wish our graduates much success as they pursue the next phases of their academic/professional careers!
We also congratulate the summer students who successfully completed their summer programs at several Departmental research laboratories, with funding from The Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and UAMS Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). The students, their undergraduate institutions and mentors are:
INBRE: Seth Curl, Ouachita Baptist University (PI: Teresita Bellido, Ph.D.); Andres Barboza, Arkansas Tech University (PI: Melda Onal, Ph.D.) and Anushka Yadava, Hendrix College (PI: Roy Morello, Ph.D.).
SURP: Ashley Jones, Lyon College (PI: Rosie Simmen, Ph.D.); Nya Love, Dillard University (PI: Frank Simmen, Ph.D.); Amori Anthony, University of Arkansas Fayetteville (PI: Roy Morello, Ph.D.) and Mia Alshami, University of Arkansas Fayetteville (PI: Melda Onal, Ph.D.).
Dr. Roy Morello also hosted Maria Esteban Lopez, a Ph.D. candidate at Florida International University (Miami) this summer as part of his collaborative work with Alexander Agoulnik, Ph.D., Maria’s doctoral program mentor.
It’s been a busy first-half of 2021 as we begin the new academic year!