Spotlight on Graduate Students

Dr. Laurie Rich, a recent graduate of the Roswell Park doctoral program (pictured with his mentor, Dr. Mukund Seshadri), earned a series of prestigious awards, culminating in the 2017-2018 Northeastern Association of Graduate School's Doctoral Dissertation Award.  See here for further details!





Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center doctoral student Kelly Singel was named a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences. Kelly will participate in a 12-week science policy fellowship in Washington, DC in the spring of 2018.





We are delighted to announce that Hayley Affronti (Advisor, Dr. Dominic Smiraglia) is the recipient of a Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).  This prestigious and highly-competitive award supports the final two years of graduate study and four subsequent years of postdoctoral training.  The objective of the award is “to encourage outstanding, late-stage graduate students with a demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as independent researchers.



Roswell Park’s Glocal Yokels team of PhD students and faculty won the International Institute of Buffalo’s 2018 Community WorldQuest trivia contest. Questions tested participants’ knowledge of Culture and World Religions; History and Geography; Current Events; Pop Culture, Sports, and Music; World Cuisine; and Travel. Participants were PhD Students Adaobi Amobi (Tumor Immunology), Danielle Twum (Tumor Immunology), and Marie-Coignet (Cancer Prevention), joined by graduate faculty Dr. Mary Reid (Cancer Prevention), Dr. Mukund Seshadri (Experimental Therapeutics), and Dr. Rick Hershberger (Dean, Roswell Park Graduate Division).