News & Events

May 21, 2018

Associate Professor Martin Wu has received a $100,000.00 grant sponsored by the UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute for research with Clostridium difficileClostridium difficile infection (CDI) poses a major healthcare burden to the global population and is the biggest antibiotic-resistant threat in the United States.

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May 8, 2018

Biology graduate student Omar Guessoum (Ariel Gomez lab) has won a pre-doctoral fellowship grant from the American Heart Association.

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May 3, 2018

The 34th Annual Richard D. Katz Undergraduate Research Symposium was held Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Nine Distinguished Major candidates presented their research projects. Also in attendance was the namesake of the symposium, Mr. Richard D. Katz himself. Award winners were:

1st place -- Cara Giordano
2nd place -- Emily Mace
3rd place -- Nayla Labban

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May 1, 2018

Assistant Professor of Biology Ali Güler, winner of a 2018 All-University Teaching Award, is one of 13 award winners featured in the May 1 edition of UVA Today.

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Apr 25, 2018

Congratulations to Biology major Matthew Kustra (’18) for winning a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation! Matt, a member of the Cox lab, is conducting his Distinguished Majors Program research on the effects of fine-scale variation in population density and sex ratio on reproductive allocation and fitness in a wild population of Anolis lizards.

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Apr 19, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Cory Weller, Adam Huckaby, and Tyler Wittman in receiving GSPA Research and Travel awards!

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Apr 17, 2018

Anna Way, a graduate student in the O'Rourke lab, has been awarded a Jefferson Fellowship. The Jefferson Fellows Program "was established by the Foundation to recognize graduate students on Grounds who have made exceptional contributions to the University of Virginia, and who exhibit the highest promise as scholars, teachers, public servants, and leaders in the United States and beyond".

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Apr 16, 2018

Kimberly Arena, a graduate student in the Kucenas lab, has been awarded a Jefferson Fellowship. The Jefferson Fellows Program "was established by the Foundation to recognize graduate students on Grounds who have made exceptional contributions to the University of Virginia, and who exhibit the highest promise as scholars, teachers, public servants, and leaders in the United States and beyond".

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Apr 9, 2018

Third year Biology major Melanie Piller (shown on the left in the photo) is a recipient of an  Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Scholarship. The grant provides Melanie with  $21,000 in stipend and travel for two summers and one academic year. Melanie's mentor, Sarah Kucenas, is also provided with an additional $5,000 to be used in direct support of Melanie's research efforts.

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Mar 23, 2018

Sarah Kucenas has been highlighted in the March 2018 newsletter of "Aquaneering"! This issue spotlights Women's History Month by celebrating women researchers and scientists. To read the full article, click here. Congratulations, Sarah!

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