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Basic science students receive awards


School of Medicine MD/PhD students Angelique Ellerbee (second from right) and Kurt Meyer (third from right) are recognized for their submission of excellent research proposals during a basic science seminar on April 3 in the Alumni Hall for Basic Sciences
School of Medicine MD/PhD students Angelique Ellerbee (second from right) and Kurt Meyer (third from right) are recognized for their submission of excellent research proposals during a basic science seminar on April 3 in the Alumni Hall for Basic Sciences. These proposals were submitted as a part of the process by which PhD students in the department of biochemistry and microbiology in the School of Medicine are admitted to candidacy for the doctoral degree, and they represent a major milestone for these students. Ms. Ellerbee works in the laboratory of Daisy De León, PhD, associate professor of physiology and pharmacology, and her proposal was titled “The role of IDO in immunosuppression and metastasis in breast cancer.” Mr. Meyer works in the laboratory of Lubo Zhang, PhD, professor of pharmacology and pediatrics, and the title of his proposal was “Porcine endogenous retrovirus vaccine creation and in vivo testing.” Both students received awards for their performance during the 2007 administration of the written comprehensive examination. Pictured with Ms. Ellerbee and Mr. Meyer are Penny J. Duerksen-Myers, PhD, professor of biochemistry and microbiology (left); Hansel Fletcher, PhD (center), program director for microbiology; and Lawrence Sowers, PhD (right), chair, department of biochemistry and microbiology, School of Medicine.

TODAY news for Thursday, April 28, 2008