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Genetics and Genomics Graduate Students - Iowa State University Awards

Diane Brandt Scholarship

Name Degree Award Year
Karlene Negus Doctoral Fall 2021
Abbigail McCune Doctoral Fall 2019

 

Brown Graduate Fellowship Program

Name Degree Award Year Nominator
Brian Zebosi Doctoral 2022 - 2023 Erik Vollbrecht
Alyssa Hohman Doctoral 2021 - 2022 Elizabeth McNeill
Laura Tibbs-Cortes Doctoral 2021 - 2021 Jianming Yu
Pulkit Kanodia Doctoral 2019 - 2020 Allen Miller

 

F. Wendell Miller Scholarship Award

Name Degree Award Years
Fazhir Kayondo Doctoral FY2022 - FY2024
Bimala Acharya Doctoral FY2022 - FY2025
Christopher Zdyrski Doctoral FY2021 - FY2023
Merritt Polomsky Doctoral FY2019 - FY2021
Tori Rudolph Doctoral FY2019 - FY2021
Kai Chang Doctoral FY2017 - FY2019

 

FUNG Travel Award

Name Degree Conference Dates Location Presentation Title
Thea Gessler Doctoral Evolution 2022 6/24/2022 - 6/28/2022 Cleveland, OH

Does sex determination architecture differ between a turtle with sex chromosomes and a turtle without them? A network modeling approach

Basanta Bista Doctoral Evolution 2022 6/24/2022 - 6/28/2022 Cleveland, OH  
Swathy Krishna Doctoral New Directions in Muscle Biology and Disease 6/20/2022 - 6/23/2022 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Phosphoproteomics and reconstructed kinase signaling networks reveal unique consequences of diet-induced insulin resistance in dystrophic muscles
Jaspreet Rishi Doctoral Environmental Endocrine Disruptors Gordon Research Conference 6/19/2022 - 6/24/2022 Newry, ME Obesity alters transcriptional modifications in mice expose to DMBA
Christian Montes Serey Doctoral Gordon Research Conference in Plant Molecular Biology 6/11/2022 - 6/17/2022 Holderness, NH Integration of multi-omics data reveals interplay between brassinosteroid and TORC signaling in Arabidopsis
Zakayo Kazibwe Doctoral  23rd Penn State Symposium in Plant Biology: RNA Biology 5/18/2022 - 5/20/2022 University Park, PA

Activation of autophagy in Arabidopsis plants defective in vacuolar nucleoside transport

Swathy Krishna Doctoral Experimental Biology 4/1/2022 - 4/6/2022 Philadelphia, PA Altered Activation of Inflammatory Signaling with Diet-induced Insulin Resistance in the Dystrophic Diaphragm
Melissa Roths MS Experimental Biology 4/1/2022 - 4/6/2022 Philadelphia, PA Heat stress-induced changes in the myocardium
Tori Rudolph Doctoral Experimental Biology 4/1/2022 - 4/6/2022 Philadelphia, PA Defining the role of endotoxemia during heat stress in oxidative skeletal muscle
Sean McLaughlin MS Maize Meeting 3/30/2022 - 4/3/2022 St. Louis, MO Phenotyping a new maize shoot mutant in inbred and F1 hybrid genetic background 
Jaspreet Rishi Doctoral SSR 54th Annual Meeting 12/15/2021 - 12/18/2021 St. Louis, MO Obesity alters the ovarian DNA repair protein response to DMBA exposure
Kevin Chiteri Doctoral 2021 ASA, CSSA, SSSA INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL MEETING 11/4/2021 - 11/13/2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
Clayton Carley Doctoral 2021 ASA, CSSA, SSSA INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL MEETING 11/4/2021 - 11/13/2021 Salt Lake City, UT Exploring Early Growth Stage Nodulation in Diverse Soybean Root System Architectures
Brian Zebosi Doctoral Hybrid Breeding Workshop: Designing, Implementing and Managing a Breeding Program for Hybrid Crops 8/10/2021 - 8/12/2021 Virtual Characterization of ramosa suppressor locus*12.2995, a novel allele of opaque1 that regulates plant architecture in maize (Poster #174)
Ankur Kumar Doctoral American Aging Association-49th Annual Meeting Metabolism of Aging 7/20/2021 - 7/23/2021 Madison, WI The Interplay of peroxisome and mitochondrial dynamics during aging in Drosophila
Swathy Krishna Doctoral New Directions in Biology and Disease of Skeletal Muscle 6/28/2021 - 7/1/2021 Charleston, SC Diet induced insulin resistance in mdx mice
Brian Zebosi Doctoral Workshop : 2021 Midwest Big Data Summer School 5/17/2021 - 5/20/2021  Virtual  
Mark McHugh Doctoral Anthelmintic Discovery to resistance IV 2/2/2020 - 2/7/2020 Santa Monica, CA Expression of putative levamisole sensitive nAChR in Ascaris suum intestine
Yan Zhou Doctoral International Plant & Animal Genome XXVIII (PAG 2020) 1/10/2020 - 1/15/2020 San Diego, CA Identification of Genetic Determinants of Maize Tassel Structure Using RGB Images
G. Dalton Smedley Doctoral Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 1/2/2020 Austin, TX Molluscan Transcriptomes Suggest a More Complex Visual Cycle Homologous to Vertebrates
Emmanuel Nsamba Doctoral ASCB 12/6/2019 - 12/11/2019 Washington, DC From Cytoskeletal Function To Genome Stability: Resolving The Mystery Of Tubulin Isotypes In Budding Yeast ( Saccharomyces Cerevisiae )
Allison Birnbaum Doctoral Midwest Drosophila Conference 11/1/2019 - 11/5/2019 Bloomington, IN/Minneapolis, MN Transcription factor FOXO in maintaining homeostasis at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction
Kai Chang Doctoral 2019 Midwest Drosophila Conference 11/2/2019 - 11/3/2019 Indiana University The role of TGF-Beta/activin and mTORC2 signaling in cardiac homeostasis

 

REX Award

Name Degree Award Semester Award Year Nominator Department
Ting Miao Doctoral Spring 2022 Hua Bai GDCB
Chris Zdryski Doctoral Spring 2022 Jonathan Mochel BMS
Jing Li Doctoral Fall 2021 Eve Wurtele GDCB
Clayton Carley Doctoral Fall 2021 Asheesh Singh Agronomy
Antony Chapman Doctoral Spring 2021 Roger Wise Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Pulkit Kanodia Doctoral Spring 2021 Allen Miller Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Kerui Huang Doctoral Spring 2020 Hua Bai GDCB
Tesia Dennison Doctoral Spring 2020 Nick Lauter Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Melissa Deist Ph.D. Spring 2018 Sue Lamont Animal Science
Trevor Nolan Ph.D. Fall 2018 Yanhai Yin GDCB
Benjamin Hale Ph.D. Summer 2017 Jason Ross Animal Science

 

TEX AwardThe purpose of these awards is to recognize and encourage outstanding teaching achievement by graduate students. The intent is to recognize up to 10% of the graduate students involved in teaching each year.

Name Degree Award Received GENET 591 Semester Title
Jeff Haltom Doctoral Spring 2022 Fall 21 Grant Writing and Networking in Science
Jaspreet Rishi Doctoral Spring 2022  Fall 21 Grant Writing and Networking in Science
Roshan Kulkarni Doctoral Spring 2021 Fall 2020 Gene Editing:  Past, Present, and Future
Amruta Bapat Doctoral Spring 2021 Fall 2020 Gene Editing:  Past, Present, and Future
Paul Otyama Doctoral Spring 2020 Fall 2019 Science Communication:  Communicating your research to the public
Thea Gessler Doctoral Spring 2020 Fall 2019 Science Communication:  Communicating your research to the public
Angela Bunning Doctoral Spring 2020 Fall 2018 Epigenetics and Epitranscriptomics: How do DNA and RNA modifications affect gene expression, development, and disease?