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Debonil Maity Wins Travel Award!

“Debonil Maity (pictured second from right), a second-year PhD student co-advised by Drs. Yun Chen and Sean Sun was selected for Travel Award to attend American Society of Cell Biology Annual Meeting at San Francisco in December. Debonil studies the effects of  hydrostatic pressure changes on the ECM and cells.  We congratulate Debonil  to be recognized for his good[…]

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Matt Pittman wins American Society of Cell Biology Travel Award!

“Matthew Pittman, a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering undergraduate student from Dr. Yun Chen’s Lab of MAFIA was selected for Travel Award to attend American Society of Cell Biology Annual Meeting at San Francisco in December. Matt’s winning project  is high-throughput measurement of sub-pN forces generated by motile cells.  It is a rare honor for undergraduate students. Good job, Matt!”

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Shiva Razavi Wins Lucille Elizabeth Hay Graduate Fellowship Award!

The Isaac Morris Hay and Lucille Elizabeth Hay Graduate Fellowship Award was established to provide support for predoctoral students performing outstanding research in the field of cell biology. Awardees receive one year of stipend and medical insurance (September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017). Two awards will be given in 2016 and future competitions will be held based on availability of funds.

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Corrine Kliment Receives “Best Cell Stories” Award

Corrine Kliment’s abstract entitled “Cytoskeletal and Mitochondrial Genes as New Targets in the Protection of Airway Epithelial Cells Against Cigarette Smoke” was selected by the American Society for Cell Biology as one of the “Best Cell Stories of 2015”.  Fourteen were selected from the pool of 1242 abstracts for the “Honors” list.  Congrats, Corrine!