Congratulations to our graduate students on their accomplishments!


Awards from 2017

Spring 2017 BSBS Graduate Research Symposium Winners

1st place PhD (Biomedical Sciences Director’s Award):
Christopher Grube (Roy lab)

2nd place PhD (Biomedical Sciences Graduate Symposium Award):
Richard Barrett (Parthasarathy lab)

1st place Masters (Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Award):
Anika Saxena (Siddiqi lab)

2nd place Masters (Maya Singla Memorial Award):
Zahra Tavakoli (Singla lab)


2017 Florida Academy of Sciences

Zin Htun, Outstanding Oral Presentation, Graduate, University of Central Florida, “Preexisting IFNGR1 mutation increases susceptibility to Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection and Crohn’s disease development”

Graduate Research Forum Winners

Philip Adams, Biomedical Sciences Ph.D., First Place Doctoral, Health Sciences

Carolina Rodrigues Felix, Biomedical Sciences Ph.D., First Place Doctoral, Life Sciences

Anika Saxena, Biotechnology M.S., First Place Master’s, Life Sciences

Simeon Thibeaux, M.S. Biotechnology, First Place Master’s, Life Sciences


University Award for Excellence by a Graduate Teaching Assistant

Sarah Gitto, Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. student


Previous Awards from 2016


2016 UCF Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship

2016 Conference Awards