We celebrated the graduation of our BME seniors and the end of the research restrictions with a party in Mete’s house. A great time was had by all.
Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student Rita Anane-Wae is 2021 UVA Engineering Outstanding Student Awardee. Rita has been tremendously successful in her undergraduate studies. She will continue her career as a process engineer at Merck. We will miss her and wish her well.
Dr. Warren Anderson will complete his postdoctoral training in the Civelek Lab on May 31st, 2021. He will be a Principal Scientist, Translational Bioinformatics Late Stage Immunology, Cardiovascular and Fibrosis at Bristol Myers Squibb in the Bay Area. We will miss him and wish him well in his new position.
Diana Albarracin, third-year BME student, and Zhiwen Xu, second-year Biology student were awarded the Harrison Undergraduate Research Award. This is an award given to only 40 undergraduate students around the university every year. This is the second time Zhiwen won this award. Diana joins Lisa, Rita, Ngozi, Dillon, and Zhiwen as the latest Harrison Awardees. Congratulations to all of them.
Dr. Redouane Aherrahrou published his paper entitled “Genetic regulation of atherosclerosis-relevant phenotypes in human vascular smooth muscle cells” in Circulation Research. You can read about the work here.
Rita Anane-Wae, Dillon Lue, and Zhiwen Xu put their efforts together and created The Genomics Society of UVA, hoping to promote undergraduate research. You can read about it here.