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Elizabeth Boehm, a Biochemistry PhD student mentored by Dr. Todd Washington, received her PhD on August 5, 2016. Elizabeth’s thesis is entitled, ” The regulation of translesion synthesis through the binding and activation of polymerases by PCNA”. Elizabeth has accepted a position as a postdoctoral position at Harvard Medical School in Johannes Walter’s lab to study DNA replication and repair in Xenopus laevis.
Zhen Xu, a Biochemistry PhD student mentored by Dr. Ernesto Fuentes, received his PhD on August 5, 2016. Zhen’s thesis is entitled, “Auto-inhibition mechanism of the guanine nucleotide exchange factor TIAM1.” Zhen has accepted a postdoctoral position at the University of Iowa in Ernesto Fuentes’ lab.
Congrats Elizabeth and Zhen!
Elizabeth Boehm, a graduate student in Todd Washington’s Lab, was one of three students who won the internal competition for the Lasker Essay Contest (http://laskerfoundation.org/programs/contest.htm). Her essay was titled “Creation of an Independent Trust for Sustainable Funding of Medical Research.” She advanced forward to nationals, but was not ranked.
The contest, open to medical school students and fellows; doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in biomedical research; graduate students in public health programs; and graduate students in other health professions programs at U.S-accredited institutions, accepted essays supporting medical research.