Life in Tampa Bay
Cancer Biology Student Organization
Melissa Buckley, fifth year student in Dr. Alvaro Monteiro's lab,
has been awarded one of the very prestigious and highly competitive Ruth L.
Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows.
She will receive funding for two years to support her dissertation research involving
functional analysis of ovarian cancer predisposition loci.
Inna Fedorenko, fourth year student in Dr. Keiran Smalley's lab, received the "Best Oral Abstract Presentation" award during the 2012 Society for Melanoma
Research Congress held in Philadelphia in November. Inna was one of three winners from 237 attendees submitting abstracts and was the only student abstract to be recognized with an award!
Inna was also selected to attend the annual St. Jude National Graduate Student Symposium held in Memphis in March. Only 44 graduate students were selected from 1,641 applicants!
Kim Paraiso, second year student in Dr. Keiran Smalley's lab, received an AACR Woman in Cancer Research (WICR) Scholar Award for the AACR 2013 Annual Meeting. Kim was also invited to participate as a facilitator at the WICR Career Mentoring Session held during the meeting.
Andressa Sodre de Castro Laino, first year student in Dr. Eduardo Sotomayor's lab, is the second Cancer Biology student to receive a $10,000 Research Scholar Award from the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation.