Graduate Student Expo 2011
On August 17, 2011 the Department of Pathobiology hosted its annual Student Expo. The scientific/social event is an essential part of the New Graduate Student Orientation Week. After the new students are welcomed to the department, the current upper class graduate students present their scientific projects and yearly progress to the gathered faculty and new students.
The prestigious Edward J. and Lois G. Voss Endowment Award is then presented to the student(s) judged to have delivered the best presentation by a panel of faculty members.
This year, 10 graduate students made presentations to a large group of appreciative faculty members. The overall quality of the presentations was excellent and 3 of the students received awards.
All participants, students, and faculty responded enthusiastically to the event, and are looking forward to the 2012 Student Expo, which is scheduled for August 15th. Stay tuned…
Meet our Student Expo 2011 Award Winners
1st Prize: Yan Sun, PhD candidate.
Ms. Sun came to us with a 2007 Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine from the Chinese Agriculture University, Beijing, China and a BS in Animal Sciences from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. She is 4th year student in the laboratory of Prof. Dongwan Yoo.
2nd Prize: Brent Walling, DVM, PhD candidate.
Dr. Walling came to us with a 1992 BS in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis, Davis CA, a 1998 BS in Forestry and Agricultural Sciences from Clemson University, Clemson SC and a DVM from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA. He started his Residency/ PhD program at the U of I in 2006; his mentor is Dr. Gee Lau.
3rd Prize: Anisha Misra, MS candidate.
Ms. Misra received a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 2008 and started her graduate program in our Department in 2009. Her adviser is Dr. William Laegreid.