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UC Biology Alumni News!

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Beginning Spring 2015, we will post updates of what our grads are doing out there in the world so, if you know of something that we should share, please contact Dr. Jessica Thomas at

Here's the News!

Steve DeVito '11 was awarded the highly selective National Cancer Institute (NCI) Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Fellowship (F99/K00). Steve is a Ph.D. candidate who is working towards a degree in Tumor Biology at Georgetown University. The NCI fellowship supports outstanding students who aspire to pursue a career as independent cancer researchers, and only one nomination is given our per institution per year.

Amanda Butler '09
is lead scientist at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountainview, California.

Alex Rohacek '11
publishes an article in Developmental Cell titled "ESRP1 mutations cause hearing loss due to defects in alternative splicing that disrupt cochlear development."

UC Biology alumna Mercy Tomy, M.D. '09 publishes an article titled "Cryptogenic Diarrhea" in The American Journal of Medicine. Dr. Tomy currently practices in the Department of Internal Medicine at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ.

News Story - Maggie Wright's '10 publication is described in a news story on Science Daily: Cells take sole responsibility for merkel cell maintenance.

NIH Predoctoral Training Grant in Genetics - Alex Rohacek '11 has received a predoctoral research grant to support his research on Shh signalling in the development of the cochlea in the Genetics and Gene Regulation Program of the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.



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