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Awards and Honors

Michelle Barton, Ph.D.

Shelley Barton is presented the 2009 Robert M. Chamberlain Distinguished Mentor Award by Abhinav Jain. 

Shelley Barton is presented the 2009 Robert M. Chamberlain Distinguished Mentor Award by Abhinav Jain.

 

Kadir Akdemir, B.S.

  • 2012 Trainee Research Day Poster Award Winner and Trainee Choice Winner (Pre-doctoral category), MD Anderson Alumni and Faculty Association Graduate Student Award in Basic Science

 

Zeynep Coban Akdemir, B.S., M.A.

  • 2013 Genes & Development Research Achievement Award (Post-candidacy category, second place)
  • 2013 GSBS Travel Award, Fall semester
  • 2013 Genes & Development Off-site Course Award (First place)
  • 2013 Center for Cancer Epigenetics Scholar, Ph.D. student
  • 2012 Genes & Development Retreat Poster Award (Pre-candidacy category)
  • 2012 Genes & Development Hearst Foundation Student Research & Education Award
  • 2011 Genes & Development Research Achievement Award (Pre-candidacy category)

 

Aundrietta DeVan Duncan, M.S.

  • 2014 American Legion Auxiliary Fellowship in Cancer Research
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
  • 2013 American Legion Auxiliary Fellowship in Cancer Research
  • 2012 Genes & Development Outstanding Student Service Award
  • 2011 NIH Training Grant in Differentiation and Development
  • 2010 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Course Scholarship
  • 2009-2010 NIH Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Science PO1 GM81627

 

Abhinav Jain, Ph.D.

  • 2012 Fellowship, The Harold C. and Mary L. Daily Endowment Fund
  • 2012 AMGEN Award, Basic Science Research, Second Place, MDACC
  • 2012 Trainee Research Day Abstract Winner (Post-doctoral category) MDACC
  • 2011 Trainee Research Day Poster finalist, MDACC
  • 2011 Genes & Development Program Retreat, Best Poster Award, MDACC
  • 2011 Center for Cancer Epigenetics Retreat, Best Poster Award, MDACC
  • Odyssey Fellowship Award, MD Anderson Cancer Center (since Sept 2008)
    Received funding as an ‘Odyssey Fellow’, supported by the Odyssey Program and The Laura and John Arnold Foundation Award for Scientific Achievement as a PostDoc Fellow at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The award includes annual fellowship plus research allowance for three years.
  • 2010 AMGEN Award, Basic Science Research for Best Poster presentation at Trainee Research Day, MDACC
  • 2010 Center for Cancer Epigenetics Retreat, Best Poster Award, MDACC
  • 2010 Invited Talk: Genes & Development Graduate Program Spring Retreat, MDACC
    Abhinav K Jain. Differentiation: A novel role of p53 in Human Embryonic Stem Cells.
  • 2009 Invited Talk: Center for Stem Cell and Development Biology Retreat, MDACC
    Abhinav K Jain. The roles of p53 in Human Embryonic Stem Cells.

 

Chunlei Jin, M.S.

  • 2011-2012 CPRIT Graduate Training Award

 

Svitlana Kurinna, Ph.D.

  • 2010 Presidents' Research Scholarship
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Health Science Center Travel award to the RIKEN-CDB 2010 Annual Symposium in Kobe, Japan
  • 2009 The Sylvan Rodriguez/Cancer Answers designated Sowell-Huggins Scholarship
  • Genes & Development Hearst Foundation Student Research & Education Award
  • 2008 The MD Anderson Alumni and Faculty Association Graduate Student Award in Basic Science

 

Ryan L. McCarthy, Ph.D.

  • 2013 3rd Annual Postdoctoral Science Symposium, platform presentation
  • 2013 Fellowship, Training Program in Molecular Genetics of Cancer, MDACC

 

Lindsey Cauthen Minter, B.S., B.A.

  • 2013 Genes & Development Outstanding Student Service Award
  • 2013-2014 Schissler Foundation Fellow in Translational Studies of Common Human Disease
  • 2013 McGovern Award: Presentation Competition, First Place
  • 2013 Research Poster Award (Post-candidacy category), Genes & Development Graduate Program Spring Retreat
  • 2013 Genes & Development Hearst Foundation Student Research & Education Award
  • 2012 Trainee Research Day First Place Abstract Winner and Platform Presentation, (Pre-doctoral category), MD Anderson Alumni and Faculty Association Graduate Student Award in Basic Science

 

Kaushik Thakkar, M.S.

  • 2013 GSBS Travel Award, Fall semester
  • 2013 Genes & Development Travel Award, Fall semester
  • 2013 Sea-horse Travel Award, Fall semester
  • 2013 Center for Cancer Epigenetics Scholar, Ph.D. student

 

Teresa Yiu, B.S.

  • 2011 NIH Training Grant in Differentiation and Development
  • 2011 American Legion Auxiliary Fellowship
  • 2010 Genes & Development Research Achievement Award (Pre-candidacy category)
  • 2010 NIH Training Grant in Differentiation and Development
  • 2010 American Legion Auxiliary Fellowship

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