Madhu Mahankali received the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program's Graduate Student Excellence Award for the 2009-10 academic year. Madhu is completing her Ph.D. thesis in Dr. Julian Gomez-Cambronero's laboratory studying the role of the signaling molecule "phospholipase D" (PLD) in increasing the invasiveness and metastatic potential of tumor cells.
Laura Rigsbee, a master's student in Dr. Paliy's lab, received the biochemistry and molecular biology department's Graduate Student Excellence Award for the 2009-10 academic year. Laura is working on a research project that examines the role of intestinal bacteria in human gastrointestinal disorders. She is a first author on a paper submitted for publication, and has also contributed to three poster presentations at...
Dr. David Montgomery from the University of Washington will present the inaugural Wayne Carmichael Lecture in Environmental Sciences on "Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations".
May 11, 2010
Ghandi Auditorium, White Hall
Wright State University
Reception 5 p.m.
Lecture 6 p.m.
Download: The 2010 Wayne Carmichael Lecture in Environmental Sciences Announcement (PDF)
The Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program has selected Christina Powell as this year's recipient of the Graduate Student Excellence Award. The School of Graduate Studies will once again present the Graduate Student Excellence Awards and Recognition Program on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 5 p.m. The event will be held in the Student Union Pathfinder Lounge and all are welcome to attend.
Dr. Elliott Brown joined the physics department Spring 2010. Brown received his bachelor's degree in physics from UCLA and graduate degrees in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology. For four years he was with the Hughes Aircraft Co., where he worked on key components in millimeter-wave radiometers and high-speed laser communications systems for the company¢s space and communications group. Brown also was a program manager for the Defense Advanced Research Projects...
EAF now has a home! The EAF is located in 004/006 Math and Microbiology where you can now find all of our instruments in operational condition. Thanks to Joe and Garrett for taking the time to prepare the facility and for dismantling, moving and re-installing all of our instruments.
Dr. Michael Markey and his wife welcomed a baby boy, Gavin Andrew Markey, on Dec. 17, 2009.
Rick Salisbury received the Best Student Platform presentation award based on his presentation at Proctor and Gamble as part of the Annual Ohio Valley Society of Toxicology meeting. His abstract, entitled "TCDD-induced inhibition of the 3'IgHRR is mediated by an interaction between the AhR and NF-kappaB/Rel proteins" was one of four Ph.D. student abstracts selected for platform presentation.
Dr. Steven Berberich officially became chair of the department, effective Nov. 1, 2009.
Rachel Omolewu, an M.S. student in Dr. Prochaska's laboratory, also ran in the 10K Run in the U.S. Air Force Marathon. (Time: 49:09 min.; pace: 7:57 min/mile; place: 136th overall, 18th woman, 6th in age category.)