At the Princeton graduate school's virtual 2020 commencement, Ileana was publicly recognized for her acheivements and service as a mentor to graduate students at Princeton University. She was one of four faculty members to receive the Graduate Mentoring Awards from the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. We couldn't agree more - congratulations to our fabulous leader, Ileana!
An even more admirable accomplishment considering the virtual nature of the last months of data acquisition (!!) and the oral exam, Caroline and Pranav both passed their senior theses examinations and are leaving us for bigger and better things. We'll miss you two and are excited about your futures!
We are thrilled to officially welcome two new graduate students to our lab, Matthew Tyl and William Hofstadter. Both have already provided unique perspectives, skillsets, and open teamwork to our lab family - can't wait for the years ahead!
Despite the conference being canceled due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the American Society of Virology still informed Tim and Laura, our graduate students, that their excellent research abstracts were awarded a 15-minute presentation and financial support this year. Asbolutely worth celebrating in the midst of everything going on!
Xinlei was awarded a 15-minute talk covering his work on virus-host interactions in HCMV infection, while Cora, Laura, and Michelle were selected to present posters and highlight their work in a lightning-talk. Although ultimately canceled due to COVID-19, we honor their accomplishments and can't wait to see their presentations at a future conference!