October 29 at 1:00 pm

PhD Defense Seminar: Leanne Dumeny

Please join us for the PhD Defense Seminar of Leanne Dumeny titled, “Clinical and Genetic Predictors of Aldosterone Receptor Antagonist Response in Patients with Heart Failure,” on October 29th at 1:00 PM


Katie Flaherty, GS2 student

Congratulations, Katie Flaherty- Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellow!

As a Fullbright-Hays DDRA Fellow, Katie seeks to study pre-emergency in Ghana with the goal of building a system that addresses such pre-emergencies while leveraging existing resources.

Katelyn Flaherty


Congratulations, Delaney!

Congratulations to new MD-PhD student Delaney Ding, who coauthored a recent paper in “Clinical Infectious Diseases” with a research group at Massachusetts General Hospital entitled “Determining the Incidence of Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 among Early Recipients of COVID-19 Vaccines: A Prospective Cohort Study of Healthcare Workers before, during and after Vaccination [DISCOVER-COVID-19]”.  This study raises important questions about whether positive COVID tests in vaccinated asymptomatic individuals represent transient infections or false positive tests. 

Delaney Ding

MD-PhD Graduate Students

We are very proud of your successful publication, “Precision therapeutic targets for COVID-19”

Four of our outstanding scholars, Yuxing Xia, Zachary Krumm, Connor Francis, and Lith Nasif, successfully completed a publication in Virology Journal, which hypothesizes that the development of a multi-drug cocktail targeting precise proteins, critical to the viral replication cycle, will help to inhibit COVID-19 replication and reduce its spread, as well as help to combat future coronaviruses.

MD-PhD Graduate Students

md-phd graduate students

Let’s congratulate our MD-PhD Program’s 2021 Medical Guild Winners!

Congratulations, Yuxing Xia, Emily Helm, and William Dodd, on your outstanding research presentations in the Biomedical Sciences PhD Program! Your award selections at the Medical Guild Research Symposium speaks volumes of your dedication and effort for such an excellent outcome.

Gold Award Winner
Yuxing Xia (Neuroscience)
Mentor: Benoit Giasson, Ph.D.
“Pathogenic tau promotes the formation of brain inclusions and
brain-gut degeneration in tau SPAM mice”.

Silver Award Winners
Emily Helm (Immunology and Microbiology)
Mentor: Stephanie Karst, Ph.D.
“A novel neonatal mouse model of norovirus diarrhea to elucidate
mechanisms of disease induction.”

Bronze Award Winners
William Dodd (Physiology and Functional Genomics)
Mentor: Brian Hoh, M.D.
“Peptide hormone adropin is protective after subarachnoid hemorrhage”

Disclaimer: The images on this page were taken prior to national guidelines of face coverings and social distancing.