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List of recipients for 2012 awards.

B M B Department awards and Eberly College of Science designated department awards for 2012

  • David Posocco – recipient of the Anderson Memorial Scholarship
  • Ryan Henrici – recipient of the Atlas Scholarship
  • Jessica Meyer – recipient of the Bright Scholarship
  • Danielle Sabelli – recipient of the Cleveland Harding Facing
  • Tait Huso – recipient of the Davey Scholarship
  • Adam Clemens – recipient of the Foster Scholarship
  • Luke Brezovec – recipient of the Gerth Award
  • Ryan Fine – recipient of the Gilmore Grant-In-Aid
  • Jason Ferderber – recipient of the Herko Family Scholarship
  • Ivy Co – recipient of the Hutchings Scholarship
  • Andrew Bryant – recipient of the Maginnis Scholarship
  • Sarah Moore – recipient of the Miller Scholarship
  • Christin Folker – recipient of the Morrow Family Scholarship
  • Megan Hurry – recipient of the Ruth Ott Lewman Scholarship
  • Angela Reiber – recipient of the Ruth Ott Lewman Scholarship
  • Paige Stanley – recipient of the Ruth Ott Lewman Scholarship
  • Vladimir Khristov – recipient of the Shigley Award
  • Emily Rutan – recipient of the Stiles Scholarship
  • Christopher Rae – recipient of the Thompson (BMB) Scholarship


2012 Summer Research Awards

  • Christin Folker (B M B) Research Adviser, Melissa Rolls Lab - Jacqueline Hemming Whitfield Student Research Endowment
  • Sarah Moore (B M B) - Research Adviser, Yanming Wang Lab - Jacqueline Hemming Whitfield Student Research Endowment
  • Michael Connolly (B M B) - Research Adviser, Paul Babitzke - Edward B. Nelson Undergraduate Summer Research Award and the Paul and Mildred Berg Endowment for Eberly College of Science Summer Research
  • Christopher Natale (B M B) - Research Adviser, Teh-hui Kao - Charles & Vicki Grier Undergraduate Research Award and the John Lapinski Summer Scholar Award


2012 Undergraduate Discovery Summer Grant Recipient

  • Adam Clemens (BIOTC)
    Eberly College of Science
    Molecular Cloning and Functional Analysis of LEAFY COTYLEDON2 Gene in Theobroma Cacao

  • James Hauck (B M B)
    Eberly College of Science
    Expression of NELF in E. coli and Lepidopteran Cells

  • Christopher Kozlowski (B M B)
    Eberly College of Science
    Role of Heterotrimeric G-Proteins in the Establishment of Microtubule Polarity

  • Sarah Moore (B M B)
    Eberly College of Science
    A Comprehensive Analysis of p53-related Genes and Their Roles in Determining Cell Fate


2012 Undergraduate Exhibition

  • Benjamin Chambers (MICRB) and Hoon Chang (BMB) won first place in the Health & Life Sciences Division. Determining the Mechanisms of Action of Trans-Translation Inhibitors in Mycobacterium Smegmatis
  • Vladimir Khristov (BMB) and Garrett Cheung won second place in the Health & Life Sciences Division.  Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Understanding the Role of GABAergic Inhibition in Mood Disorders 
  • Amarpreet Ahluwalia (BMB) won first place in the University Libraries Awards for Information Literacy.  Towards and Experimentally Determined Coupling Free Energy Change in Deprotonated Guanine
  • Stephen Wellard (BMB), Nari Kim (BMB), Su Jen Khoo (BIOTC), Qiao Kai Law (BIOTC) won first place in the University Libraries Awards for Information Literacy. The Identification & Characterization of Sufu Interacting Proteins.


Frederick C. Wedler Honors Dissertation Award For Outstanding Research By An Undergraduate In The Department

  • Qiao Kai Law (BIOTC) Research Adviser, Maria Krasilnikova
    Possible Specific Role of Triplex and Hairpin DNA Structures in Causing Microsatellite Instability Through Different Modes of Replication Cycle


2012 Spring Commencement 

Eberly College of Science, Spring 2012 Commencement Photos

College Marshal

Standard Bearers

  • BMB - Chetan Safi escorted by Dr. V. Reddy Padala
  • MICRB - Megan Fisher escorted by Dr. Yanming Wang
  • BIOTC - Kian Hui Yeoh escorted by Dr. Maria Krasilnikova