HHMI-IMBS TRAINING PROGRAM
The Integrating Medicine into Basic Science (IMBS) Training Program is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) sponsored initiative led by Executive Associate Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Fred Meyers. It provides an innovative, cost-effective, and sustainable model for training a new cadre of Ph.D. biologists and engineers who will have productive careers in clinically-relevant basic research. Dr. Judith Kjelstrom is a co- director and the point of contact for recruitment. Please visit the website at: www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/imbs/. We are pleased to announce that two of our own DEB students have received HHMI-IMBS scholarships this year. Congratulations to the 2010-2011 HHMI-IMBS Scholars, and a special congrats to our own DEB students, Diana Lac and JohnPatrick Rogers!
Dae Yu Kim
Welcome to 2010-2011 Scholars: Shannon Chase, Biomedical Engineering, Preceptor: Scott Simon Shannamar Dewey, Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Preceptor: Aldrin Gomex Elizabeth Doughty, Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics Emphasis,
Preceptor: Nesrin Sarigul Dae Yu Kim, Biomedical Engineering, Preceptor John Werner Diana Lac, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Preceptor: Kit Lam Alison Lee, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Preceptor: Anne Knowlton JohnPatrick Rogers, Chemistry, Preceptor: Sheila David Yannan Xi, Nutritional Biology, Preceptor: Fawaz Jaj
2009 - 2010 ACADEMIC YEAR DEB STUDENT ACCOLADES
The Associate Director of the Biotechnology Program (and DEB alum), Prof. Denneal Jamison- McClung, is this year’s recipient of the College of Biological Sciences’ Outstanding Young Alumni Award. She was honored in a celebration on Oct. 22nd for her contributions to the scientific community.
Explorit’s 19th Annual Science Challenge 2nd Place Winners included our own DEB graduate students, Mateo Hernandez (Chemistry) and Dominik Green (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology). They placed despite missing two of their team-mates, the Biotech Program’s Director (Dr. Judy Kjelstrom) and Silvia Hilt (Biochemisty & Molecular Biology) who both got sick at the last minute! They were on the UC Davis Office of Research team. For more information, visit Explorit’s website.