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Graduate students Nathan Brady (Bruce Lab) and Debalina Acharyya (Prosser Lab) took first prize at the Scipreneur Challenge in Knoxville with their project “Light Energy Applied Photosynthetic (LEAPh) Systems.”

Nathan Brady also received Boyd Venture Challenge Award funding to build his startup business idea for LEAPh Biosystems.

Sterling Field (graduate student in the Roberts lab) was honored by the Chancellor with the 2020 LGBTQ Student Leadership Award.

Billy Lau (postdoc) and Dana Layo (graduate student) from the Krishnan lab were awarded travel awards from the Society for Neuroscience to attend the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies Conference at Glasgow, UK.

Rebeca San Martin (postdoc in the McCord lab) received an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship Award to study microenvironment influence on the 3D structure of prostate cancer.

Ola Noras (graduate student in the von Arnim lab) was awarded a Fulbright Research Award to go to Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, to study heat and drought resistant barley.

Udo Onwubiko (graduate student in the Das Lab) won a poster award as the International Pombe meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

EURēCA 2020 Award Winners

The Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) is an annual event that showcases research and creative activities by currently enrolled undergraduate students in collaboration with a University of Tennessee, Knoxville or UTIA faculty mentor. Congratulations to all our BCMB student winners!

Division of Natural Sciences Awards of Excellence

  • Brett Emery
  • Matthew Everett
  • Baily Bohannon
  • Sarah-Anne Boyer
  • Creighton Kellum
  • David Skinner
  • Shahin Ahmadi
  • Katarina Micin
  • Levi Gifford

Office of Undergraduate Research Silver Awards

  • Brett Emery
  • Matthew Everett
  • Bailey Bohannon
  • Sarah-Anne Bowyer