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Student Achievements

2015

2015-A Photo 

Presenting a framed 1st author paper to Dr. Gabriel Eades is (right to left), Dr. Qun Zhou, his mentor, and Dr. Richard Eckert, Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Congratulations to Dr. Eades, who defended his Thesis in February, 2015.Gabriel Eades, PhD., accepted a post-doc fellow position at UCSF.  Congratulations to Dr. Eades and Dr. Zhou!

2015-B Photo 

Kamalika Saha a Toxicology graduate student is shown here with her mentor Dr. Richard Eckert.  Kamalika did her research in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and successfully defended her thesis in April, 2015.  Dr. Saha is continuing her work as a post-doc fellow in the Eckert Lab.  Congratulations Dr. Saha and Dr. Eckert.

2015-C Photo 

Sunan Li successfully defended her thesis in July 2015.   Dr. Li was presented with a copy of her first author paper framed to commemorate this milestone.  Marey is surrounded by members of her committee including (from left to right), Dr. Edward Eisenstein (IBBR, College Park), Dr. Shengyun Fang, Dr. Mervyn Monteiro, Dr. Brian Polster, Dr. Mariusz Karbowski (her mentor), and Dr. Bret Hassel.  Dr. Li accepted a post-doc position at NIH/NINDS in Bethesda.

Congratulations to Dr. Li and Dr. Karbowski!

 

2014

2014-A Photo 

Nicole Perry, successfully defended her thesis in August 2014.   Dr. Perry was presented with a copy of her first author paper framed to commemorate this milestone.  Nicole is surrounded by members of her committee including (from left to right), Dr. Tony Passaniti, Dr. Elsa Garcin (UMBC), and Dr. Katia Kontrogianni (her mentor).  Dr. Perry accepted a post-doc position at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

Congratulations to Dr. Perry and Dr. Kontrogianni!

2014-B Photo 

Presenting a framed 1st author paper to Dr. Jason Koontz, is Dr. Katia Kontrogianni, his mentor, and Dr. Dr. Gerald Wilson, Co-Director of the Graduate Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Dr. Koontz accepted a position as a scientist, US Army Center for Environmental Health Research.
Congratulations to Dr. Koontz and Dr. Kontrogianni!

2014-C Photo 

Presenting a framed 1st author paper to Dr. Rob Wimmer, is his mentor, Dr. Martin Schneider.  Dr. Wimmer successfully defended his thesis in September, 2014.  Dr. Wimmer is continuing his studies to become a P.A. at Touro University Nevada.

Congratulations to Dr. Wimmer and Dr. Schneider

2014-D Photo 

Marey Shriver successfully defended her thesis in August 2014.   Dr. Shriver was presented with a copy of her first author paper framed to commemorate this milestone.  Marey is surrounded by members of her committee including (from left to right), Dr. Richard Eckert, Dr. Ian Thorpe (UMBC), and Dr. Katia Kontrogianni (her mentor) Dr. Amy Fulton, Dr. Jeff Winkles, and Dr. Robert Bloch.  Dr. Shriver accepted a post-doc position at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine.

Congratulations to Dr. Shriver and Dr. Kontrogianni!

 

2013

2013-A Photo 

Beth Zucconi, successfully defended her thesis in June, 2013.   Dr. Zucconi was presented with a copy of her first author paper framed to commemorate this milestone.  Beth is surrounded by members of her committee including (from left to right), Dr. Alex Drohat, Dr. Jian-Ying Wang, Dr. Phil Farabaugh (UMBC), Dr. Gerald Wilson (her mentor), Dr. Sarah Michel (School of Pharmacy) and Dr. Terry Rogers.

Dr. Zucconi accepted a postdoctoral position in the lab of Philip Cole at Johns Hopkins University.

2013-B Photo 

Rebecca Hu, successfully defended her thesis in April 2013.   Dr. He was presented with a copy of her first author paper framed to commemorate this milestone.  Rebecca is surrounded by members of her committee including (from left to right), Dr. Martin Schneider, Dr. Katia Kontrogianni (her mentor) and, Dr. Terry Rogers.

Dr. Hu is continuing her research in the lab of Dr. Kontrogianni in a post-doc training position.  Congratulations to Dr. Hu and Dr. Kontrogianni!

2013-C Photo 

Patrick Robison successfully defended his thesis in July 2013.   Dr. Robison was presented with a copy of his first author paper framed to commemorate this milestone by his mentor, Dr. Martin Schneider. Dr. Robison accepted a post-doc position at U-Penn. Congratulations to Dr. Robison and Dr. Schneider!

2013-D Photo 

Stephanie Deasey, successfully defended her thesis in October 2013.   Dr. Deasey was presented with a copy of her first author paper framed to commemorate this milestone.  Stephanie is surrounded by members of her committee including (from left to right), Dr. Dudley Strickland, Dr. Ian Thorpe (UMBC), Dr. Richard Eckert, Dr. Maria Nurminskaya (her mentor) and Dr. Jim Du.

Dr. Deasey accepted a position as a research project coordinator at the University of Maryland Medical Center.  Congratulations Stephanie!

 

2012

2012-A Photo 

Presenting a framed 1st author paper to Dr. Aparna Kishor, an MD/PhD student in the Molecular Medicine Program,  is (right to left), Dr. Gerald Wilson, her mentor, and Dr. Richard Eckert, Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

Congratulations to Dr. Kishor, who defended her Thesis in June, 2012. She will continue on to finish up her rotations in Medical School with an anticipated graduation from Medical School in 2014.
Congratulations to Dr. Kishor and Dr. Wilson!

2012-B Photo 

Tova Schachter, successfully defended her thesis in November, 2012.   Dr. Schachter was presented with a copy of her first author paper framed to commemorate this milestone.  Tova is surrounded by members of her committee including (from left to right), Dr. Iain Farrance, Dr. Paul Smith (UMBC), Dr. Katia Kontrogianni, Dr. Martin Schneider (her mentor) and Dr. William Randall.

Dr. Schachter accepted a position to teach at the Baltimore’s Woman’s Institute of Torah Seminary.

2012-C Photo 

Presenting a framed 1st author paper to Dr. Laura Thompson is, (left to right), Dr. David Weber, her mentor, and Dr. Gerald Wilson, Co-Director of the Graduate Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Congratulations to Dr. Thompson, who defended her Thesis in December 2012. Dr. Thompson has accepted a position at University of Washington, Seattle as a protein design manager.  Congratulations to Dr. Thompson and Dr. Weber!

2012-D Photo 

Presenting a framed 1st author paper to Dr. Melissa Liriano, an MD/PhD student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program, is (right to left), Dr. David Weber, her mentor, and Dr. Dr. Gerald Wilson, Co-Director of the Graduate Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Congratulations to Dr. Liriano, who defended her Thesis in Spring, 2012. She will continue on to finish up her rotations in Medical School with an anticipated graduation from Medical School in 2014.
Congratulations to Dr. Liriano and Dr. Weber!

Tiffany Scharadin and Thesis Advisor, Dr. Richard Eckert  Tiffany Scharadin and Thesis Advisor Dr. Richard Eckert
 
Tiffany Scharadin and Committee
 
Tiffany Scharadin and Committee (S. Munger, J.Du, M. Karbowski, R. Eckert, G. Wilson, A. Kontrogianni and M. Nurminskaya)
 
Tiffany Scharadin and Family
 
Tiffany Scharadin and Family
 
Ya-Wen Chen and Theis Advisor,, Dr. Chen-yong lin and Dr Richard Eckert
 
Ya-Wen Chen and Thesis Advisor, Dr. Chen-Yong Lin and Dr. Richard Eckert
 
Ya-Wen Chen and Comittee
 
Ya-Wen Chen and Comittee
 

 

2011

2011 Photo
 


Presenting a framed 1st author paper to Dr. Brian McCranor is (right to left), Dr. Richard Thompson, his mentor, and Dr. Richard Eckert, Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Congratulations to Dr. McCranor, who defended his Thesis in June, 2011.

Brian McCranor, PhD., accepted a post-doc fellow position with the US Army Research Institute of Chemical Defense.  Congratulations to Dr. McCranor and Dr. Thompson!

Michael Morgan 1st Author 


Presenting a framed 1st author paper to Dr. Michael Morgan is (left to right), Dr. Alex Drohat, his mentor, and Dr. Richard Eckert, Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

Congratulations to Dr. Morgan, who defended his Thesis in February, 2011, and Dr. Drohat.

Michael Morgan, PhD., will be starting a post-doc fellow at Johns Hopkins University in March.

Presenting a framed 1st author paper to Dr. Megan Fitzgerald
 

Presenting a framed 1st author paper to Dr. Megan Fitzgerald is (left to right) Dr. Alex Drohat, her mentor, and Dr. Richard Eckert, Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Congratulatiosn to Dr. Fitzgerald who defended her Thesis in February, 2011

Megan Fitzgerald, PhD., will be starting a post-doc fellow at Yale University in March

2010

Mariah Goodall Award
 
Mariah Goodall, a Molecular Medicine student in the laboratory of Dr. Terry Rogers, completed her thesis in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology on November 30, 2010. A framed 1st author paper was presented to Mariah at her defense by Dr. Richard Eckert, Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Congratulations to Dr. Goodall and Dr. Rogers!
 
Jade Bernstein Award
 

Chairman, Dr. Richard Eckert presented Jade Bernstein with a framed version of her first 1st author publication on July 12, 2010, the day of her Thesis Defense. Also present was Dr. Eric Toth, Jade’s mentor.

2009

Noelle Vargas award
 
Chairman Dr. Richard Eckert presented Noelle Vargas with a framed version of her 1st author publication on November 9, 2009. Also present were (from left to right) Justine Johnson, administrator, Meyherhof program at UMBC; Dr. Summers, co-director of the Biochemistry Graduation Program; Dr. Eckert, Noelle, and Dr. Gerald Wilson, Noelle’s mentor.
Ben Prosser award
 
Benjamin Prosser received a first author publication plaque from Chairman Richard Eckert on November 20th, 2009. Prosser Graduated with his PhD from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His mentor was Dr. Martin Schneider.