Zylka lab graduate student Nathaniel Sowa receives national dissertation award

December 2011 - Nate Sowa, an MD/PhD student who conducted his dissertation research in the lab of Mark Zylka, receives the 2011 Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

December 2011 - Nathaniel Adam Sowa, a 2011 UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral graduate in neurobiology, has received one of the nation's most prestigious awards focused on doctoral dissertations for his research addressing pain management.

Sowa received the 2011 Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for his dissertation, titled “Characterization of Ectonucleotidases in Nociceptive Circuits.” The award, presented annually since 1982, recognizes two recent doctoral recipients who have already made unusually significant and original contributions to their fields. This is the first time a UNC-Chapel Hill student has received the honor.

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