Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Genetics & Genomics Student Awards

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Our students frequently receive recognition for their achievements both from Baylor College of Medicine as well as from other institutions and organizations. Below is a listing of some of the awards and honors they have earned in recent years.

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2021 Student Awards

Recipient

Award

Organization/Event

Dharaniya Sakthivel CPRIT Predoctoral Training Grant 2021-2023 Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas
Varuna Chander Third Place, Three Minute Thesis Competition Baylor College of Medicine 
Timothy Abreo  Predoctoral Research Fellowship                     American Epilepsy Society
Venkatasubramaniam Sundaramurthy  Predoctoral Fellowship American Heart Association
Cathy Bradley First Place Oral Presentation BCM, Medical Scientist Training Program Symposium 2021
C. Grant Mangleburg Third Place Oral Presentation BCM, Medical Scientist Training Program Symposium 2021
Varuna Chander Semifinalist, Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics           American Society of Human Genetics 2021
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2020 Student Awards

Recipient

Award

Organization/Event

Christina Magyar  McNair M.D./Ph.D. Scholar Baylor College of Medicine

Andrew Yang

BP America Biomedical Scholar Endowment

Baylor College of Medicine

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2019 Student Awards

Recipient

Award

Organization/Event

Pamela Lurie Third Place, Three Minute Thesis Competition Baylor College of Medicine 

Brian St. Hilaire

Gilliam Graduate Fellowship

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Hadley Sheppard

F31 Fellowship "Investigating the therapeutic wind within brachyury upstream regulation of chordoma" - F31CA236130

National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute

Varuna Chander

Training Program in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Fellowship

RFA in Precision Medicine and Population Health Initiative

National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health

Baylor College of Medicine

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2018 Student Awards

Recipient

Award

Organization/Event

Bradley, Catherine

McNair M.D./Ph.D. Scholar Award

Robert and Janice McNair Foundation/McNair Medical Institute M.D./Ph.D. Scholars Program

Dodson, Lois

F31 Fellowship

National Heart. Lung and Blood Institute

Hansen, Adam

RFA in Precision Medicine and Population Health Initiative

Baylor College of Medicine

Jolly, Angad

Invited Platform Speaker

American Society of Human Genetics

Khayat, Michael

RFA in Precision Medicine and Population Health Initiative

Baylor College of Medicine

Lurie, Pamela

Funding on the T32 Hematology Training Program

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Meyer, Kristen

Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Trainee Travel Fund Award

International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation

Oaks, Ninad

Third Place for Trainee Poster Presentation

25th Anniversary Texas Children's Research Symposium

Sisoudiya, Saumya

CPRIT Comprehensive Cancer Training Fellowship for 2018-2020

CPRIT

Song, Xiaofei

Registration Bursary

Genomics of Rare Disease Meeting

Ye, Hui

Travel Grant Award

International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

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2017 Student Awards

Recipient

Award

Organization/Event

Dodson, Lois

First Place, Trainee Poster Presentation

Texas Children’s Hospital Research Symposium

Hsieh, Yi-Chen

Trainee Professional Development Award

Society of Neuroscience

Jolly, Angad

Invited Poster Presenter

American Society of Human Genetics

Meyer, Kristen

Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD F30 Fellowship “Impact of Breast Milk on the Developing Infant Microbiome” - 1F30HD090891-01

National Institutes of Health

Meyer, Kristen

FASEB Young Investigator Travel Award

Origins and Benefits of Biologically Active Components of Human Milk, Lisbon, Portugal

Sisoudiya, Saumya

Semifinalist for the Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics

American Society of Human Genetics

Song, Xiaofei

Bravo Award

Baylor College of Medicine

Song, Xiaofei

Scholarship for CSHL Course, High-Throughput Biology: From Sequence to Networks

Helmsley Foundation

Wang, Li

Travel Scholarship

Keystone Symposium on Synapses and Circuits; Formation, Function and Dysfunction

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2016 Student Awards

Recipient

Award

Organization/Event

Agrawal, Smriti

Gordon Research Conference Travel Award

Gordon Visual Systems Development Conference

Agrawal, Smriti

Society of Developmental Biology Travel Award

Gordon Visual Systems Development Conference

Agrawal, Smriti

Emerging Trends and Hot Topics Award

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Agrawal, Smriti

Best Poster Award in Retinal Cell Biology

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Agrawal, Smriti

Nominated, Members-in-Training Award in Vision Research

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Bochkov, Ivan

John J. Trentin Scholarship Award

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine

Gundry, Michael

Graduate Student Mentor of the Year (2nd place)

Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine

Gundry, Michael

Innovation of the Year (co-awarded with Lorenzo Brunetti

Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine

Han, Seung

Poster Award

Koreans Scientists and Engineers Association

Hsieh, Yi-Chen

Travel Fellowship

Alzheimer's Association International Conference

Hunt, Patrick

Baylor Research Advocates for Student Scientists (BRASS) Scholar

Baylor College of Medicine

Iyer, Amrita

Travel Grant for Oral Presentation

13th International Congress on Human Genetics, Kyoto, Japan

Jones, Evan

Fellowship, Training Program in Biomedical Informatics

National Library of Medicine

Siehr, Meagan

Pre-doctoral Fellowship

American Epilepsy Society