More M&I graduate student awards

A wide variety of external awards to M&I graduate students were featured at the 2013 Annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration

Winners of national fellowships and research awards:

Rodrigo Gonzalez (Miller lab): American Society for Microbiology Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship

Ankunda Kariisa (Tamayo lab): American Society for Microbiology Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship

Lauren Neighbours (Heise lab): National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Erin Steinbach (Plevy lab): NRSA Fellowship (F30) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Triangle Community Foundation Gertrude B. Elion Mentored Medical Student Research Award

Winners of travel awards to national conferences:

Kizzie Corbett (de Silva lab): Third Pan American Dengue Research Network Meeting Travel Award

Rodrigo Gonzalez: American Society for Microbiology Travel Award

Megan Meyer: American Society for Investigative Pathology Travel Award

Lauren Neighbours: American Society for Virology Student Travel Award; NIH National Graduate Student Research Festival Travel Award

Also announced at the recognition ceremony:

Richard Watkins (Garcia lab) has been inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Honor Society, whose members are graduate and professional students who have provided outstanding service to UNC and its community.