Category Archives: College of Graduate Studies

Neuroscience student explores link between emotion, appetite

Patrick Sweeney wants to help solve a mystery. “What interests me most is how individuals can lose the ability to want to eat,” he said. “If you can understand how that works, you can help a lot of people.” Patrick … Continue reading

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Student wins Young Investigator Award for cancer research

Upstate MD/PhD student Rebecca Sager has received a 2015 Joy Cappel Young Investigator Award from Rockland Inc., a Pennsylvania biotechnology company. Rebecca will use the $4,000 award to further her research into molecular changes associated with prostate cancer. She is … Continue reading

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Upstate student’s cancer research project makes journal cover

A research project led by Upstate graduate student Stephen Shinsky made the cover of the Oct. 23 Journal of Biological Chemistry and will pave the way for further studies of a protein linked to causing – and possibly treating – cancer. … Continue reading

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Upstate MD/PhD student passes another test of endurance

MD/PhD student Ryan O’Dell was uniquely qualified to tackle the research project that recently made the cover of the Journal of Neuroscience. “Fortunately, Ryan is very sharp and determined,” said his mentor at Upstate, Eric Olson, PhD. “Also, being an … Continue reading

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SURF-ing popular at Upstate again this summer

A sure sign of summer at Upstate Medical University is the presence of visiting undergraduates working in labs, attending seminars and discussing their research projects. Fifteen college students from five states are spending 10 weeks at Upstate through the Summer … Continue reading

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