News

2015

Kyle Auger:

-2015, awarded Thomas B. Nantz Memorial Scholarship 

-2015, awarded Charles W. Hammond Scholarship

-2015, awarded NIH Diversity Fellowship

Ben Turner:

-2015, awarded NSF undergraduate travel grant to attend ASBMB national meeting

 2014

Rachel Pace:

2014, accepted to medical school at the University of Kentucky

Raisa Tikhtman:

2014, accepted to medical school at the University of Kentucky

Cory White:

         -2014, accepted position as graduate student at The Johns Hopkins University

Katy Brewer:

         -2014, joined the lab as a graduate student

Kyle Auger:

-2014, University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research Travel Award

Dave Meekins:

         -2014, successfully defended his dissertation

         -2014, accepted postdoc position in Kristin Michael’s lab at Kansas State University

Dr. Gentry:

         -2014, awarded the NIH IDeA Maciag Award for excellence in research
Satrio Husodo:

-2014, ASBMB travel award

Amanda Sherwood:

-2014, accepted a position at Intrexon as an Associate Scientist

2013

Dr. Gentry:

-2013, congratulations to Dr. Gentry for receiving tenure

-2013/14, awarded a Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience award for 2013-14

-2013-2018, awarded an National Science Foundation CAREER Award for 2013-18

Amanda Sherwood:

-2013, received her Ph.D in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry!

Brad Paasch:

-2013, accepted to graduate school at Michigan State University and Syracuse University

Cory White:

-2013, Cory White and Dr. Gentry were awarded a 2013 Summer Research Supplement to Promote Diversity by NIH/NINDS

David Meekins:

-2013/14, UK Dissertation Year Fellowship

-2013, recipient of the Max Steckler Award

Vikas Dukhande:

-2013, third place at UK College of Medicine’s 6th Annual Postdoctoral Poster Session

Katy Brewer:

-2013, accepted to graduate school at University of Kentucky and The Johns Hopkins University

Travis Bridges:

-2013, accepted to Campbell University Medical School

David Patterson:

-2013, accepted to University of Louisville Medical School

 

2012

Amanda Sherwood:

-2012, awarded CTSA T32 training fellowship

-2012, Center for Clinical and Translational Research SEED grant award

David Meekins:

-2012, 2nd place pre-doctoral talk at Departmental Retreat

-2012, 1st prize-poster competition Danforth Plant Science Center 14th Annual Fall Symposium

-2012, Chair, Graduate Student Data Club, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Satrio Husodo:

-2012 ASBMB travel award

Vikas Dukhande:

-2012, selected to present a research talk at ASBMB national meeting, San Diego, CA

-2012, ASBMB travel award

-2012, ASPET best postdoctoral talk

-2012-2014, American Heart Association Post-Doctoral Fellowship

-2012, 2nd place post-doctoral poster at Departmental Retreat

Katy Brewer:

-2012, Young Investigator Travel Award, NIH IDEA National Meeting, Washington, D.C.

 

2011

 Amanda Sherwood:

-2011, awarded CTSA T32 training fellowship

David Meekins:

-2011, selected to present a research talk ASBMB national meeting, Washington D.C.

-2011, ASBMB travel award

-2011, 1st place pre-doctoral talk at Departmental Retreat

Katy Brewer:

-2011, Experiences in Undergraduate Research and Kreative Activities (eUreKa!) Summer Research Grant

 

Travis Bridges:

-2011, Experiences in Undergraduate Research and Kreative Activities (eUreKa!) Research Grant

 

2010

Dr. Gentry:

-2010-2015, awarded an R01 titled “Regulation, signaling, and dynamics of glucan phosphatases”  by the NIH/NINDS

David Meekins:

-2010-2011, Co-chair, Graduate Student Data Club, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

-2010, awarded an international travel award from the Journal of Cell Science to learn a technique in Zurich, Switzerland

Devin Rogers:

-2010 AMSTEMM Summer Research Fellowship

-2010 AMSTEMM Fall Research Fellowship

-2010, accepted to medical school at Georgia Health Sciences University

Mary-Beth Johnson:

-2010 AMSTEMM Research Fellowship

-2010, accepted to medical school at University of Louisville

 

2009

David Meekins:

-2009-present, Research Incentive Award, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Mary-Beth Johnson:

-2009 Appalachian & Minority Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (AMSTEMM) Majors Research Fellowship

-2009 Experiences in Undergraduate Research and Kreative Activities (eUreKa!) Research Grant

-2009 Summer Research Fellowship-AMSTEMM

 

2008

Dr. Gentry:

-2008-2012, awarded an R00 titled “Model systems link floridean starch metabolism to Lafora disease” by the NIH/NINDS

 

2007

Dr. Gentry:

-2007/08, awarded a Pathway to Independence Award by the NIH/NINDS