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Taylor R. Cole in the spotlight

Betty Cotton : September 2, 2014 2:27 pm : BioBio News

Taylor

Taylor R. Cole, a graduate student in Dr. Tatyana Igumenova’s laboratory, has won a Student and Post-Doc Poster Award for her presentation “Characterization of the regulatory region of PKC isozymes by solution NMR” at the International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems (ICMRBS XXVI, August 24 – 29, 2014 – Dallas, Texas). Taylor’s poster was selected as one of the top 10 posters from a total of 300.  The award was funded by the Suraj P. Manrao Student Science Fund.

Congratulations to Taylor!


Softball Game Results

Betty Cotton : September 2, 2014 1:32 pm : BioBio News, Uncategorized

Not sure what excuse to use, but it appears the graduate students have won again. Was it because of the wet dreary rain?

Dr. Vlad Panin going for a home run!

Dr. Vlad Panin going for a home run!

Or, could it be possible that we were outnumbered?
Out Numbered

Or, is it because some (ONE) of the staff members have switched sides? photo

Or, do the incoming class really know how to play?

Aayudh Das

Aayudh Das

Regardless the excuse, it’s another victory for the graduate students!IMG_4578

And for the record: F6/G5
Faculty have won years: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011
Graduate students have won: 2004, 2006, 2012, 2013 and 2014
(*2008 was a rain out)

Thanks for coming out and welcoming our new students and breaking Dr. Tom Meek in his first (and possibly his last) softball game. It was fun to watch everyone slip and slide in the drizzling rain!


2014-15 Montague Scholar for COALS goes to Dr. Margy Glasner

Betty Cotton : August 7, 2014 3:21 pm : BioBio News

Dr. Glasner named COALS 2014-15 Montague Scholar

Dr. Glasner named COALS 2014-15 Montague Scholar

The Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholars Program honors early-career excellence in undergraduate teaching at Texas A&M University. Since 1991, the CTE has been recognizing one tenure-track assistant professor in each college with a $6,500 grant to encourage further development of undergraduate teaching excellence. This year, this honor was announced to Dr. Margy Glasner on July 28, 2014 during the Biochemistry & Biophysics faculty meeting that was visited by Executive Associate Dean, Dr. Alan Sams and Chief of Staff, Cady Auckerman. Dr. Glasner said, “the best reward for teaching is to interact with students as they suddenly begin to understand difficult concepts. This has also been an incentive for continually improving my teaching strategies”. In her BICH 441 class, she has replaced quizzes that rely on rote memorization, with in-class exercises, so that she can coach the students through solving more complicated problems. In her Honors section of BICH 441, she has incorporated a research project on predicting enzyme functions using bioinformatics. Some of Dr. Glasner’s students evaluations commented on how Dr. Glasner keeps the materials interesting and related to everyday life. They found it weird, not only did they actually enjoy the class and the materials, but were astounded in how much they learned in her class. The Department Head of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Dr. Greg Reinhart, was well pleased with Dr. Glasner for bringing on such great recognition to our department.