Two UMMS GSBS Students Awarded the 2010 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award by The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Date Posted: March 25, 2010
Category: BBS

Two UMMS GSBS students have been awarded the 2010 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This award is widely regarded by faculty as the highest award that any graduate student in the biomedical sciences can aspire to.

Nominations for this award are solicited internationally and the winners are selected on the basis of the quality, originality and significance of their work. Twelve 2010 awards were announced by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on March 8, 2010.

The 2010 UMMS GSBS winners are:

Pedro Batista, Program in Molecular Medicine, Laboratory of Craig Mello
Regulation of gene expression and promotion of genome integrity by RNAi related pathways in C. elegans

Chengjian Li, Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Laboratory of Phil Zamore.
Understanding Piwi-interacting RNA pathway in Drosophila

Five UMMS GSBS students have now received the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award in the past 9 years. This recognition, while disproportionate to the number of eligible biomedical research institutions, speaks volumes to the quality of our school's students and faculty. Past UMMS GSBS Awardees are Marcus Noyes (2009), Dianne S. Schwarz (2005) and Alla Grishok (2002)