Category Archives: biomedical sciences

Upstate Dean of Graduate Studies has colorful office mates

As the Dean of Upstate’s College of Graduate Studies and a professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Mark Schmitt, PhD, divides his time among two offices and a research lab in Weiskotten Hall. The most relaxing of those spaces is the fourth-floor … Continue reading

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Undergrads spend summer at Upstate through SURF program

Fourteen college students interested in the biomedical sciences are spending the summer at Upstate through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. The 10-week SURF program exposes college juniors to biomedical research and gives them the opportunity to formulate a proposal, carry out … Continue reading

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Upstate PhD student wins Heart Association fellowship

Yaxin Liu, a third-year PhD student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been awarded a two-year American Heart Association pre-doctoral fellowship to support her research. Yaxin studies how mutations in an essential protein in mitochondria – organelles that power our … Continue reading

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Undergraduates SURF-ing on Upstate campus this summer

Eleven college students interested in biomedical science are spending the summer at Upstate through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. The 10-week SURF program exposes college juniors to biomedical research and gives them the opportunity to formulate a proposal, … Continue reading

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Graduate student wins Best Poster award at national meeting

Stephen Shinsky, a second-year Upstate PhD student, won a Best Poster award (out of 90 entries) at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s annual meeting last month in Boston. Stephen’s poster outlining his research into a rare genetic … Continue reading

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