BME News Highlights
April 7, 2009
CSL students win Young Investigator awards
Michael Tadross, an MD/PhD
candidate in Biomedical Engineering; sponsor David Yue; and
Ivy Dick, a PhD candidate in Biomedical
Photo by Will Kirk / HIPS
Two graduate students in Dr. David Yue’s Calcium Signals Lab were awarded important awards at the 2009 Young Investigators’ Day ceremonies, held April 16 in the Mountcastle Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus.
Mike Tadross (MD PhD candidate) received the Michael A. Shanoff award for the best PhD research at Hopkins in 2009, the most prestigious research award for a graduate student at Hopkins, for his research into how a single calmodulin protein can simultaneously sense nearby and distant calcium signals.
Ivy Dick (PhD candidate) received the Alicia Showalter Reynolds Award for elite PhD research at Hopkins in 2009 for her discovery of how to change a calcium channel's ability to react to signals. Calcium channels are controlled by the protein calmodulin, and Dick and others in David Yue's Calcium Signals Lab now have a better understanding of how calcium channels, which are found in virtually all cells of the body, are controlled.
Posted: April 7, 2009