BCMB Graduate Student Awards Applicants:
Each year, the BCMB department recognizes outstanding graduate students who have excelled in research and teaching. The following awards are given in May. Applications are due by April 1. The application materials can be delivered to the BCMB office (M407 Walters Life Sciences Bldg.) or emailed to Lori Daniels (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Biochemistry Alumni Graduate Assistant Award ($1,000)
This award was established by a former faculty member and department head of the Biochemistry Department, Ken Monty. This award is given annually to a BCMB graduate student that shows excellence both in research scholarship as well as in teaching activities. The application for this award should include: a statement summarizing both research and teaching activities and accomplishments, two letters of recommendation from faculty or instructors that also comment on research as well as teaching accomplishments, and the student’s CV.
|2016||Randy Lacey||Brad Binder Lab|
|2015||Kristen Holbrook||Barry Bruce Lab|
Carolyn W. Fite Award: ($1,000)
This award recognizes an outstanding BCMB graduate student who demonstrates professional promise through an excellent academic record and interest in research and scholarship. Your high achievements as an undergraduate student are a tribute to your commitment to learning and attainment of your goals. In addition, to the materials requested above, students need to provide a CV and research statement.
|2016||Kristen Holbrook||Barry Bruce Lab|
Dr. Ray Holton Plant Science Award ($2000)
This award recognizes a PhD student working in the plant sciences area who demonstrates excellence in scholarship and research. The application for this award should include a letter indicating interest in and accomplishments demonstrating worthiness for receipt of the award. It should be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the mentor as well as one from an additional committee member, and the student’s CV.
The Holton Award is available to students from other units conducting research in the Plant Sciences.
|2016||Ben Ernest||Albrecht von Arnim Lab|
|2015||Arkadipta Bakshi||Brad Binder Lab|
|2014||Kristen Holbrook||Barry Bruce Lab|
|2013||Ansul Lokdarshi||Dan Roberts Lab|
|2012||Rebecca Wilson||Brad Binder Lab|
|2011||Ansul Lokdarshi||Dan Roberts Lab|
|2010||Stephanie Madison||Andreas Nebenführ Lab|
|2009||Justin Vaughan||Albrecht von Arnim Lab|
Robert and Nell Keenan Bioscience Fellowship ($2,000):
This fellowship recognizes a graduate student pursuing a major in BCMB. The Keenan’s wished to promote biological science studies. This fellowship is for a BCMB graduate student who shows excellence in academic endeavor, productive research scholarship, and outstanding professional promise. The student shall have demonstrated academic excellence with a 3.5 GPA or above and must maintain this GPA to retain the fellowship. Preference is to be given to students from Davidson, Warren or Williamson County, Tennessee. The applicant will need to submit a letter summarizing their accomplishments in these areas, a CV, and two letters of support from faculty recommenders. This fellowship will serve as an add-on to the student’s graduate stipend, if you are graduating in the Spring or Summer of the year the fellowship is given you are ineligible to apply.
|2016||Haden Scott||Francisco Barrera Lab|
|2015||Joanna Cooper||Rebecca Prosser Lab|
W. Sherman Kouns Excellence in Teaching Award ($2000)
This award honors an outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in the BCMB department who demonstrates a commitment to teaching and a distinguished record in this role. The application for this award should include a letter indicating interest in and accomplishments demonstrating worthiness for receipt of this award. It should include teaching evaluations and letters of recommendation from two different faculty for whom the applicant has served as a teaching assistant, and the student’s cv.
|2016||Craig Conner||Dan Roberts|
|2015||Letitia Puster||Cynthia Peterson Lab|
|2014||Stephanie Madison and Letitia Puster||Andreas Nebenführ and Cynthia Peterson Lab|
|2013||Shih-Jui Hsu||Mariano Labrador Lab|
|2011||Pintu Massalkar||Dan Roberts Lab|
|2010||Ansul Lokdarshi||Dan Roberts Lab|
|2009||Sumit Goswami||Cynthia Peterson Lab|
James and Dora Wright Fellowship ($2000)
This fellowship recognizes a graduate student in the BCMB program who demonstrates leadership and excellence in scholarship and research. The application for this award should include a letter indicating interest in and accomplishments demonstrating worthiness for receipt of the award. It should be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the mentor as well as one from an additional committee member, and the student’s CV. This fellowship will serve as an add-on to the student’s graduate stipend, if you are graduating in the Spring or Summer of the year the fellowship is given you are ineligible to apply.
James and Dora Wright Fellowship recipients include:
|2016||Sudershana Nair||Jae Park Lab|
|2015||Xiaomin Jing||Engin Serpersu Lab|
|2014||Purva Bhojane and Jianzhuang Yao||Liz Howell and Hong Guo Lab|
|2012||Randy Lacey||Brad Binder Lab|
|2011||Shaofei Zhang||Mariano Labrador Lab|
|2010||Sumit Goswami||Cynthia Peterson Lab|
|2009||Adrianne Norris||Engin Serpersu Lab|