Noah Perry was interviewed by reporters from NBC29 and CBS19 news about his paper on gene networks that are dysregulated during smooth muscle cell phenotypic transitions. You can watch the news clips here and here.
The paper entitled “Network Preservation Analysis Reveals Dysregulated Metabolic Pathways in Human Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypic Switching” was published in American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation Genomic and Precision Medicine. Congratulations Noah!
The paper entitled “Predicting mechanisms of action at genetic loci associated with discordant effects on type 2 diabetes and abdominal fat accumulation” was published in eLife. Congratulations Yoni. You can read a news article about the paper here.
Dr. Qianyi Yang, who finished her postdoctoral fellowship in November 2022, returned to campus to talk about her experiences as an industry scientist as part of the professional development series of the Cardiovascular Training Grant. She is now a senior scientist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals and shared her journey from academia to industry. She also managed to help to troubleshoot some Western blot problems during the brief time in the lab!
Ph.D. candidate Noah Perry received The Class of 1985 Fellowship for Creative Teaching this year. The Fellowship is offered to the graduate teaching assistant who best demonstrates exceptional creativity in teaching activities. This is the highest honor that the University of Virginia bestows upon a graduate teaching assistant among the university-wide nominees from tens of departments. Congratulations Noah! Your future students are lucky to have you as their professor.
Fourth-year graduate student Yonathan Aberra was inducted into the Raven Society. This is the oldest and most prestigious honorary society at UVA. You can watch his impromptu induction ceremony here. Congratulations Yoni. We are very proud of this well-deserved recognition.
Mitchell Thomas was awarded a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) fellowship and will spend the summer at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf in Dr. Axel Goedecke’s laboratory. Congratulations Mitch.
Nik, Jordan, Yoni, Lexi, and Kelsey judged middle and high school students’ science projects as part of the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair held on Saturday, March 4, 2023. The competition featured projects from students representing Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, King George, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, Fauquier, and Stafford counties. This was Nik, Jordan, and Yoni’s second year as judges.