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Microbiology at Miami

Graduate Research in Microbiology

3-minute thesis finalists

Amber Siebenaler wins Three Minute Thesis competition Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition that challenges graduate students to present a semester's worth of research and study in a three-minute oral presentation with language appropriate for a nonspecialist audience. Pictured with Amber (left) were top ten finalists Rachel Pritchard (center) and Chris Sedlacek (right).

These are some of the recent accomplishments and recognitions our graduate students have received for their research efforts.

Graduate research awards

Orton K. Stark Awardees - 2013-2014

The The Orton K. Stark Award is given "in Recognition of Academic Achievement of the Highest Order and Efforts and Talents Reflecting the Learning Traditions of the Department of Microbiology." Recent recipients include:

2014

  • Amber G. Siebenaler
  • Sarah E. Stahl

2013

  • David C. Ream
Susan R. Rockwood Awardees - 2013-2014

The Susan W. Rockwood Award is given "in Recognition of Excellence in Teaching and Research by a Woman in Graduate Study." Recent recipients include:

2014

  • Tzvia I. Cuperman
  • Nicole Marotta
  • Sarah E. Stahl

2013

  • Ryann Brzoska
  • Amber Siebenaler
  • Heather Beck
Donald C. Cox Travel Award Recipients - 2013-2014

Donald C. Cox Graduate Travel Awards were established in honor of Donald Cox, dedicated professor and former chair of the Department of Microbiology. The award provides $400 to help fund either travel to a national or international meeting for a research presentation, or attendance at a workshop beneficial to the graduate student's research. Recent recipients include:

2014

  • Steven Distelhorst
    Congress of the International Organization
    for Mycoplasmology
  • Ryann Brzoska
    ASM 2014 General Meeting
  • Nicole Marotta
    ASM 2014 General Meeting
  • Chris Sedlacek
    ASM 2014 General Meeting
  • Emily Ohneck
    ASM 2014 General Meeting
  • Tzvia Cuperman
    58th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting
  • Heather Beck
    Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Meeting

2013

  • Ryann Brzoska
    Gordon Research Conference
  • Chris Sedlacek
    International Conference on Nitrification
  • Wei Li
    Polar and Alpine Microbiology Meeting
  • Amber Siebenaler
    Polar and Alpine Microbiology Meeting
  • Jenna Dolhi
    Polar and Alpine Microbiology Meeting
  • Nicholas Ketchum
    Polar and Alpine Microbiology Meeting
  • Sarah Stahl
    Polar and Alpine Microbiology Meeting
  • Tyler Garretson
    Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology
  • Rachel Pritchard
    ASM 2013 General Meeting
  • Tzvia Cuperman
    57th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting