UConn’s Justin Cotney, Ph.D. to be Honored for Research Excellence by Society for Craniofacial Genetics & Developmental Biology
The Society for Craniofacial Genetics & Developmental Biology (SCGDB) announced that Justin Cotney, Ph.D., associate professor in the UConn School of Medicine’s Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, will receive its 2023 Marylou Buyse Distinguished Scientist in Craniofacial Research Award. Cotney will be honored on October 10 at the Society’s 46th annual meeting in in Ohio at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where he will receive a commemorative plaque and deliver a plenary lecture on his functional genomics of craniofacial development research.
Graduate student Rachel Gilmore has received a travel award and oral presentation for the upcoming Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Symposium held October 5-7, 2023, in Denver, CO. Congrats Rachel!
Nagham Farah, a PhD candidate in Genetics & Genome Sciences Department, has been invited to speak at the Neuroscience 2023 Conference which is organized by the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. She will be giving her talk November 11-15, 2023.
Kevin Child, a postdoc in Genetics & Genome Sciences Department, has received the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Trainee Research Excellence Award. He will be presenting a poster at the Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., on November 1-5, 2023. In addition to the award, Kevin was chosen for the Reviewers’ Choice Abstract. Nice work Kevin!
Rachel Gilmore, a PhD candidate in Genetics & Genome Sciences Department, has posted her latest paper here: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.08.30.555563v1.
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Rachel Gilmore received the 2023 Biomedical Science Service Award in Leadership. She is a PhD candidate in the Genetics & Genome Sciences Department. Great job Rachel!
Graduate student Nagham Farah won a Poster Award at the Cerebellum Gordon Research Conference held on August 6-11, 2023 in Lewiston, ME. Good job Nagham!
Rachel Gilmore participated in the Human and Mammalian Genetics and Genomics: The 64th McKusick Short Course held July 17-28, 2023. Her poster won first place. Great job Rachel!
Nagham Farah participated in the Institute for Systems Genomics (ISG) Networking Event on June 22, 2023. Her poster won the Most Creative Poster Award. Congrats!
Graduate student Nagham Farah was one of the 28 students invited out of 1100 candidates to apply for the St. Jude Future Fellow Research Conference held June 6-8, 2023. The students were invited from 26 different universities. Great work Nagham!