award ribbon Student & Alumni Awards & Honors



flower bullet point
 Congratulations to the RISE and its predecessor MBRS alumni awarded biomedical Ph.D. degrees during the past decade:

Dr. Cynthia Aku-Leh, physics, University of Michigan

Dr. Shannon A. Allen, biological sciences, Northwestern University

Dr. Geraldine Cochran, physics education research, Florida International University

Dr. Cynthia Daniels, biological sciences, Northwestern University

Dr. Booker Davis,  Biological Sciences, Rush University

Dr. Alfred Diggs, biological engineering, Purdue University

Dr. Adrienne Eastland, molecular biosciences, Northwestern University

Dr. Valerie Goss, chemistry & nanomaterials, University of Notre Dame

Dr. Pablo Guzman, organic chemistry, Emory University

Dr. Tyvette Hilliard, medicinal chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr Crystalann Jones, chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Nicole Jones, biological sciences, University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign

Dr. Brian Leverson, biochemistry, Loyola University of Chicago

Dr. Ikenna Madueke, biological sciences, University of Illinois Medical center, Chicago

Dr. Diana Mayweather, biochemistry, Northwestern University

Dr. Diana Monsivais, biological sciences, Northwestern University

Dr. Erica McJimpsey, analytical chemistry, University of California Davis

Dr. Nikki Nwani, molecular biosciences, Northwestern University

Dr. George Pates, analytical chemistry, Purdue University

Dr. Juan Reyes, biological sciences, Northwestern University

Dr. Stephen Smith, chemistry, Northwestern University

Dr. Noelle Wakefield, molecular bioscience, Northwestern University

Since the original funding of the RISE Program, more than 40 students have been admitted to Ph.D. programs in biology, chemistry and physics and 33 alumni of RISE and its MBRS predecessor program have been awarded Ph.D. degrees

 

Alumna image flower bullet point Congratulations to CSU RISE alumna Dr. Tyvette S. Hilliard on the award  of  a highly competitive 5-year K01 Research Career Development award from the NIH's National Cancer Institute. Dr Hilliard is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Harper Cancer Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame. The subject of her research is how maternal obesity may influence the susceptibility of offspring to ovarian cancer. Since the award of a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 2012 Dr Hilliard was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii before joining the staff at the University of Note Dame earlier this year.Congratulations to CSU RISE alumna Dr. Tyvette S. Hilliard on the award  of  a highly competitive 5-year K01 Research Career Development award from the NIH's National Cancer Institute. Dr Hilliard is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Harper Cancer Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame. The subject of her research is how maternal obesity may influence the susceptibility of offspring to ovarian cancer. Since the award of a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 2012 Dr Hilliard was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii before joining the staff at the University of Note Dame earlier this year.Congratulations to CSU RISE alumna Dr. Tyvette S. Hilliard on the award  of  a highly competitive 5-year K01 Research Career Development award from the NIH's National Cancer Institute. Dr Hilliard is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Harper Cancer Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame. The subject of her research is how maternal obesity may influence the susceptibility of offspring to ovarian cancer. Since the award of a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 2012 Dr Hilliard was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii before joining the staff at the University of Notre Dame earlier this year.

 

 Image of Jeremy Webb

 

 

flower bullet point Congratulations to chemistry major and RISE undergraduate trainee Jeremy Webb as co-author of publication:  Mardis, Kristy L.; Webb, Jeremy N.; Holloway, Tarita; Niklas, Jens; Poluektov, Oleg G., (2015) Electronic Structure of Fullerene Acceptors in Organic Bulk-​Heterojunctions: A Combined EPR and DFT Study, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters , 6(23), 4730-4735.
Ashley Wardlow flower bullet point Congratulations to chemistry major and RISE trainee  Ashley Wardlow, co-author in the publication: Ketur Darji, Cristina Miglis, Ashley Wardlow, and Ehab A Abourashed (2013) HPLC Determination of Isoflavone Levels in Osage Orange from the United States Midwest and South, J. Agric. Food Chem., 61, 6806-6811 • DOI: 10.1021/jf400954m. Ashley is currently studying at Florida International University.

greg grooms

flower bullet point Congratulations to 2013 chemistry graduate Greg Grooms, co-author of publication: Jens Niklas,Kristy L. Mardis,Brian P. Banks, Gregory M. Grooms, Andreas Sperlich,Vladimir Dyakonov,Serge Beaupré, Mario Leclerc,Tao Xu, Luping Yuand Oleg G. Poluektov (2013) Highly-efficient charge separation and polaron delocalization in polymer–fullerene bulk-heterojunctions: a comparative multi-frequency EPR and DFT study, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013,15, 9562-9574

2011 ABRCMS awardee  Rosa Garcia

flower bullet point Congratulations to biology senior Rosa Garcia for her award sponsored by The American Society for the Advancement of Sciences for the best platform presentation in the area of Immunology at the November, 2011, meeting of ABRCMS, St. Louis, MO. Rosa graduated in 2013 and is applying to MD/PhD programs.

Shannon Allen

 Tina Perkins

 Image of Dr Ikenna Madueke

Kristin Smith

flower bullet point  RISE Alumni Shannon Allen, Ike Madueke, Tina Perkins, and Kristin Smith, co-authors with faculty member Dr Christine Gerin in the publication 'Combination strategies for repair, plasticity and, regeneration using regulation of gene expression during the chronic phase after spinal cord injury,' Synapse, 65(12), 1255- 1281[PMID: 21308793]