IMSD News

2014

  • Congratulations to Sean Bailey on his upcoming nuptials in May!
  • Congratulations to Noelle Romero who was awarded the Royster Society of Fellows Dissertation Completion Fellowship! (April)
  • Congratulations to our NSF GRFP awardees -- Nicole Fleming (1st year), Michael Little (1st year), and Alisha Coffey (1st year) and Honorable Mentions -- Bailey Peck (2nd year)
  • Congratulations to IMSD Alumni Dr. Vanessa Gonzalez-Perez who was recently named the new Diversity Officer for the National Postdoc Association. (March)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Dominguez who recently defended his dissertation in Pharmacology. (March)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Raquel Burger-Calderon who recently defended her dissertation in Microbiology & Immunology. (March)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Rodrigo Gonzalez who recently defended his dissertation in Microbiology & Immunology. (March)
  • Congratulations to UNC-IMSD on a successful grant renewal... 5 more years! (March)
  • IMSDer Stephani Page became Twitter-famous and was featured by Fast Company for creating the Twitter hashtag #BLACKandSTEM. 
  • Congratulations to Dr. Alezandra Arreola-Vargas who recently defended her dissertation in Genetics & Molecular Biology. (February)
  • IMSDer Kizzmekia Corbett was awarded an international dissertation fellowship and featured by UNC Global for her research to develop a vaccine for Dengue Fever.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Madisa Macon who recently defended her dissertation in Toxicology. (February)

2013

  • Congratulations to Dr. Rex Williams who are recently defended his dissertation in Genetics & Molecular Biology. (December)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Daud Cole who recently defended his dissertation in Biochemistry & Biophysics. (December)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Reginald Cannady who recently defended his dissertation in Neurobiology. (November)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jean Cook, the new Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the UNC SOM and PI of the IMSD and PREP grants. (September)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Kris Ford who recently defended his dissertation in Biomedical Engineering. (May)
  • Congratulations to Dr. LeShara Fulton who recently defended her dissertation in Microbiology & Immunology. (April)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jaclyn Ellis who recently defended her dissertation in Genetics & Molecular Biology. (April)

2012

  • Congratulations to Dr. Eugene Gibbs-Flournoy who recently defended his dissertation in Toxicology (December)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Jones who recently defended her dissertation in Toxicology. (July)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Cardenas who recently defended her dissertation in Pathology. (May)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Aleeza Roth who recently defended her dissertation in Pathology. (March)
  • Madisa Macon (4th year, Toxicology, Doctoral Candidate) was awarded an EPA STAR Fellowship Grant.
  • Lonna Mollison (4th year, Genetics & Molecular Biology, Doctoral Candidate) was accepted into the NHGRI Summer Workshop in Genomics.
  • Samira Brooks received Honorable Mention for the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.
  • Diana Chong was awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
  • Janet Berrios was received Honorable Mention for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

2011

  • Congratulations to Dr. Cicely Mitchell who recently completed her PhD in Biostatistics.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Michael Johnson who recently defended his dissertation in Biochemistry & Biophysics. (November)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Rodriguez who recently defended her dissertation in Pathology. (September)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Terra Irons who recently defended her dissertation in Toxicology (May)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Troy McEachron who recently defended his dissertation in Pathology. (January)

2010

  • Congratulations to Dr. Leon Coleman who recently defended his dissertation in Neurobiology. (July)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Cruz who recently defended her dissertation in Microbiology & Immunology (June)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Maile Henson who recently defended her dissertation in Neurobiology. (April)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Tricia Wright who recently defended her dissertation in Genetics & Molecular Biology (February)

2009

  • Congratulations to Dr. Vanessa Gonzalez who recently defended her dissertation in Genetics & Molecular Biology. (November)

2008

  • Congratulations to Dr. Sean Simpson who completed his PhD in Biostatistics.