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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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Upstate student takes schizophrenia research one step at a time

Walking long distances is more than just exercise for Upstate graduate student Parisa Afshari, MD, who is working toward a PhD in Neuroscience. “I’m very happy when I’m walking,” said Parisa, who walks four miles to Upstate and four miles … Continue reading

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Students win top awards at Biomedical Sciences retreat

Three students in Upstate’s College of Graduate Studies were honored with “best poster/abstract” awards at the college’s annual Biomedical Sciences retreat. Neva Watson, Microbiology & Immunology, won first prize (and $200) for “The Role of SHP-1 in Virus-induced Myositis. ” … 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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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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