Our own N. Roberto Fuentes, Jr., PhD, delivered the keynote address at the TAMUS Pathways to the Doctorate Symposium in Laredo, TX. Robert was a Pathways fellow in the Chapkin Lab, completed his PhD in Toxicology, and is currently a T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Toxicology program. In January he starts a new chapter as a postdoctoral fellow with MD Anderson Cancer Center. Congratulations, Robert!
Robert competed in the Biomedical category and placed 2nd with his poster entitled: Elucidating the impact of environmental chemicals and membrane-targeted dietary bioactives on EGFR nanocluster formation
Two graduate students from the Chapkin and Ivanov Labs at Texas A&M University have been awarded a HEEP Graduate Fellowship sponsored by the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study.
The HEEP Graduate Fellowship is awarded to those who demonstrate outstanding academic performance, research ability, and potential leadership qualities.
Both Destiny Mullens and Michael Salinas will be working with Dr. Sharon Donovan, incoming Hagler Faculty Fellow from the University of Illinois, Champaign. The Chapkin lab, Dr. Donovan and collaborators (Dr. Ivan Ivanov, Dr. Irina Gaynanova, and Dr. Grace Yoon) will systematically integrate genomic data from both the infant (host mucosa) and gut microbiota in order to define host-microbe gene-diet interactions within the context of the structure and functionality of gut microbial communities.
A post-doctoral position is open in Dr. Robert Chapkin’s laboratory (NCI Outstanding Investigator) at Texas A&M University in the NIH-funded Membrane Therapy & Complex Diseases Program. For more information please click HERE.
Student Research Week (SRW) is the largest student run research symposium in the nation. This four day competition highlights student research occurring on the Texas A&M campus. Students who participate are provided a venue to present their work through either oral presentations or poster sessions. This event allows students, faculty, and the community to see the depth and breadth of research conducted at Texas A&M. For the past 20 years, SRW has been a valuable tool in meeting the university’s mission of academic, research, and service excellence. SRW is a premier program of the Graduate and Professional Student Council and is supported by several academic and nonacademic departments on campus.
Destiny Mullens took home 1st in the Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Category in Graduate Oral with her presentation titled: “Host exfoliome responses to a dietary lignan intervention in the context of enterolactone excretion phenotype” Click Here to view her Abstract.
Gabriella Webster placed 1st in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Category in Undergraduate Oral with her presentation titled: “Illuminating molecular mechanisms by which dietary DHA aids in colon cancer prevention” Click Here to view her Abstract. Click Here to view her presentation.