We attended the 2018 NYC SEA-PHAGES Symposium at Mount Saint Mary College on Saturday April 14.
The following students presented their research and took home three awards!!
Hisham Alrubaye presented ” Mechanisms of RNA Virus Thermotolerance Evolution” and received a First Place Poster Award.
Nanami Kubota presented “ Mutations and Selection in Erwinia amylovora Phages Adapting to Host’s Codon Usage Patterns”, and received a Second Place Poster Award.
Sangeetha Tandalam & Irene Hoxie “Host-Acquired Factor Impacts Fitness on Subsequent Hosts in an RNA Virus”
Carmen Urgiles presented “ Does Cell Growth Rate Affect Lysis Timing in Escherichia coli Lambda?” and received an Oral Presentation award.
The Dennehy Lab welcomes quite a few lab members. Anna Gao (undergraduate), Sherin Kannoly (postdoctoral researcher) and Michelle Markman (undergraduate).
Congrats to QC Graduates
Lauren Esposito (MS Biology ’16) — attending Mount Sinai for Masters in Public Health
Kaung (Zach) Myat San (BA Biology ’16) — Attending Queens College for Masters in Biology
Ashley Prasad (BA Neuroscience ’16)
Fraida Streiter — (BA Sociology ’16)
Congratulations to Vincent Cali! He accepted a summer internship with
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. He will work with Aris Economides on bone development.
Congratulations to Carmen Urgiles! She was accepted into the Summer Research Program at University of Iowa. She will be working with
Dr. Maurine Neiman on the evolution of sex.
Congratulations to Sangeetha Tandalam! She was accepted into the Summer Research Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
L-R: Fraida, Carmen, Elsa, Vincent. Not pictured: Lauren who was probably taking the picture.
Congrats to Texas A&M for recruiting Marko Baloh to their PhD program where he intends to continue research in microbiology. Predictably, Marko will probably gain an interest in college football and add the phrase “Gig ’em Aggies!” to his verbal repertoire.