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2017 Announcements

  • Superbugs have a new foe

    November 1, 2017

    The National Institutes of Health awarded FIU researchers nearly $2 million to study how targeting bacterial DNA can be used to kill antibiotic-resistant superbugs. 

    Read more in FIU News

  • EMGS Travel Award given to Biochemistry Ph.D. Program student

    July 11, 2017

    Yaou Ren receives a 2017 Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society Student and New Investigator Travel Award.

  • Biochemistry graduate lands prestigious fellowship at NIH

    May 16, 2017

    Jill Beaver, World Ahead PhD Biochemistry graduate

    Jill Beaver, Worlds Ahead Ph.D. biochemistry graduate, was awarded a fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, known as the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship. She received an offer to be placed at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Office of Strategic Coordination within the Office of the Director. Beaver will be working on the NIH Common Fund on a subset of their programs to evaluate and communicate the initiatives, progress, and accomplishments of the programs to the NIH leadership, Congress, and the public. She will be starting at the NIH in August, 2017. Congratulations!

  • Biochemistry Ph.D. students earn poster presentation awards

    April 13, 2017

    On March 30-31st, 2017, at the Annual FIU Biomedical and Comparative Immunology (BCI) Symposium, there were faculty, staff, and students from various institutions, including the University of Texas, Arlington; University of Rochester NY; and the University of Alberta; as well as 45 students from local high schools (MAST Academy and TERRA Environmental Research Institute) each day and a group of 30+ undergraduates and graduates from the University of Puerto Rico – Arecibo.

    Now in its nineteenth year, the BCI Symposium ran for two days, offering various learning and networking opportunities that fostered interactions among attendees. Presenters ranged from well-established scientists to assistant faculty to graduate and undergraduate students. As in previous years, the participants and attendees found the plenary speakers and other speaker presentations interesting, informative and stimulating. You can visit the FIU NIGMS RISE Facebook Page to see some of the pictures!

    It is our pleasure to announce the two biochemistry student recipients of the awards in the ‘Outstanding Scientific Poster Presentations’ category (sponsored by the FIU Office of Business Services):

    First Place – Graduate Poster Presentation Award
    Jose Chang
    Ph.D., Biochemistry
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Second Place – Graduate Poster Presentation Award 
    Ruipeng Lei
    Ph.D., Biochemistry
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yuan Liu, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry