Physics professors Jim Beatty, Ralf Bundschuh and Yuri Kovchegov have been elected to the 2012 class of APS Fellows. Beatty has been recognized for contributions to cosmic ray astrophysics; Bundschuh for contributions to quantitative understanding of biophysical properties of nucleic acids and use of physical approaches in biological sequence analysis; and Kovchegov for contributions to understanding the structure and dynamics of strong color fields in nucleons and nuclei at high energies.
Center for RNA Biology members Biao Ding and Mike Ibba are both among the eighteen Ohio State faculty who were elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Only 702 individuals worldwide have become AAAS fellows this year.
Catey Dominguez was the recipient of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences 50th Anniversary Symposium Travel Award at the 2012 RNA Society Meeting. Catey is seen posing with Dr. Douglas Black, President of the RNA Society and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at UCLA
Our first annual CMBP Training Grant/CRB symposium last held Tuesday was a great success thanks in large part to your enthusiastic response and participation. The talks and poster session presentations were all outstanding and we hope you enjoyed both the scientific and informal interactions throughout the day. The day was capped by the presentation by Executive Dean and Vice Provost Joseph Steinmetz to Dan Schoenberg of the first annual Excellence In RNA Biology Award for his “seminal scientific contributions and tireless efforts in establishing the Center for RNA Biology.” Congratulations Dan! Please see the attached photo.
The RNA Center Fellows (Andrea McCue, Hui-Yi Chu, Yu Zhang, Daniel Comiskey, Rebecca Williams-Wagner, Julie Dougherty, Christopher Jones, Kate Ehrensberger, Jamie Wolfe, Jonathan Picking, Sean McClory, Brian Smith) and CMBP Trainees (Ian Fleming, Tami Coursey, Brittany Suggs, Dalen Fultz, Douglas Cheung) deserve a lot of credit for the success of the symposium. In addition to presenting great talks and posters, they did an outstanding job hosting and introducing our distinguished guests and coordinating journal clubs in advance of this event.
Thanks again to Thomas Hyle and Zack Mikesell for their hard work in helping to organize this event.
The Center of RNA Biology announced the three 2012 RNA fellows, Daniel Comisky from the Chandler lab, Andrea McCue from the Slotkin lab, and Rebecca Williams-Wagner from the Henkin lab. These three students were chosen from twelve outstanding applicants. They will obtain full stipend and tuition for all of 2012 provided by the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Medicine.
RNA researcher Joseph Krzycki was one of the six recipients of the 2005 Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar Awards. The award honors the discovery of the 22nd amino acid of life as a groundbreaking discovery. See the OSU web site for more information.