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Eleven high achievers were honored at this year’s Anatomy and Cell Biology Spring Awards Ceremony and Reception held on Friday, April 29, 2016. These students began the year with the same opportunities as all other students, but through a strong commitment and a desire to learn, proved to be outstanding students.
Dr. Tina Tootle is awarded a University of Iowa 2016 Diversity Catalyst award. This award honors the distinctive and innovative work of individuals, organizations, and departments at the University of Iowa who have gone above and beyond to promote an inclusive and diverse campus community.
Amy Guimaraes-Young successfully passed her Ph.D. examination on Thursday, April 7, 2016, in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Her thesis title was "Gynecological Tissue Homeostasis and Tumorigenesis Studies Using Mouse Models".
Zhao Sun successfully passed his Ph.D. examination on Friday, December 11, 2015, in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. His thesis title was "New Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Dental Epithelial Stem Cell Maintenance, Growth and Craniofacial Morphogenesis".
Graduate student, Charlotte Feddersen, successfully passed her comprehensive examination on Friday, December 4, 2015 in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. The title of her proposal was Liver Cancer: The Search for Effective Treatment.
Weam Shahin successfully passed his Ph.D. examination on Friday, November 20, 2015, in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology(pictured far right with Dr. Engelhardt). His thesis title was "Nox2-Dependent Igfbp2 Signaling Controls a Neurogenesis Program that Enhances Stroke Recovery".
On December 10th, 2015, the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology held its annual Years of Service Recognition Ceremony, honoring faculty and staff who have reached a landmark year in their service to the Department and University.
Amanda Decker successfully passed her Ph.D. examination on Thursday, October 8, 2015, in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Her thesis title was "The role of the ion channel TRPM7 in dopaminergic neuron function".
The University of Iowa, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Deeded Body Program, held its annual memorial service for those individuals whose bodies we utilized for educational and research purposes at the UI during the past year, at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25, at Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Iowa.
Douglas Busich successfully passed his Ph.D. examination on Thursday, July 16, 2015, in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. His thesis title was "Dual roles for an intracellular calcium-signaling pathway in regulating synaptic homeostasis and neuronal excitability".