Congratulations to our graduate students on their accomplishments!

Awards from 2018

Third Place in Pre-Doctoral Category at the American Aging Association Student Achievement Award

Ms. Silvana Sidhom

Awards from 2017

Solomon Klotz Excellence in Immunology and Allergy Award

Ms. Michelle Cherne – Cole Lab – “MMP activity and bacterial vaginosis”

Mr. Kunal Dhume – McKinstry lab – “Maximizing protection against Influenza from effector cells”

Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship for Spring 2018

Thywill Sabblah (Dr. King’s lab) and Dale George (Dr. Lambert’s lab)

International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (IACS): North American Section 2017

Morris Karmazyn Poster Award Competition

Zahra Tavakoli Dargani

Kaley Garner

Michael Rohr

Richard Barrett

Gary Lopaschuk Competition for Graduate Students

Jamillah Hammond

UCF College of Graduate Studies Doctoral Research Support Award

Ahmad Qasem

Michael Shehat

ASM Florida Branch Meeting

Robert Wingo, University of Central Florida – Oral Presentation – Honorable Mention

Alisha Kellner, University of Central Florida – Graduate Poster Award – Second Place

Kyle Strickland, University of Central Florida, Three-Minute Thesis Presentation, First Place

Ebraheem Naser, University of Central Florida – Undergraduate Poster Award – First Place

Spring 2017 BSBS Graduate Research Symposium Winners

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

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

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

2nd place Masters (Maya Singla Memorial Award):
Zahra Tavakoli (Dr. Singla’s 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 AdamsBiomedical Sciences PhD, First Place Doctoral, Health Sciences

Carolina Rodrigues Felix, Biomedical Sciences PhD, First Place Doctoral, Life Sciences

Anika SaxenaBiotechnology Master’s, First Place Master’s, Life Sciences

Simeon ThibeauxMaster’s of Biotechnology, First Place Master’s, Life Sciences

University Award for Excellence by a Graduate Teaching Assistant

Sarah GittoBiomedical Sciences PhD student

Previous Awards from 2016

2016 UCF Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship

  • Philip Adams (PhD student)
  • Brittany Allen (PhD student)

2016 Conference Awards 

  • Bracken Roberts from Dr. Chakrabarti’s lab was awarded Best Presentation at the 27th Annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting in Woods Hole (International Meeting).
  • Sambuddha Basu from Dr. Yoon-Seong Kim’s lab won second prize at the Lake Nona Medical Research Day (competing against postdocs, students and faculty)
  • The BMS grad students also had a great weekend at the Florida ASM meeting held in Miami Oct 15-16. At the meeting, out of 10 awards given at the conference, UCF won 7!
    •  Best Talk:
      • First Place: Bracken Roberts (PhD Candidate, Dr. Chakrabarti)
      • Second Place: Robert Sharp (PhD Candidate, Dr. Naser)
    • Best Graduate Poster:
      • First Place: Zin Mar Htun (Master’s student, Dr. Naser)
      • Second Place: Robert Wingo (Master’s student, Dr. Moore)
      • Third Place: Corey Seavey (PhD student, Dr. Moore)
    • Best Undergraduate Poster:
      • First Place: Ebraheem Naser (Honor, EXCEL, Dr. Naser)
      • Third Place: Amna Naser (RAMP, Dr. Naser)