2012 GSO Poster Session and Sigma Xi Abstract Competition

UT Southwestern Graduate School is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Graduate Student Organization Poster Session and the 43rd Annual Sigma Xi Abstract Competition.

The purpose of the poster session was to give graduate students an informal venue to share their research with the UTSW community. The abstract competition’s purpose was to encourage graduate students to write a concise abstract of their research to where the objectives of the project were clear to a non-expert in the field. Each competition received 70 entries.

2012 Graduate School Organization Poster Session

Best of Show

Bethany Weigele – Molecular MicrobiologyNeal Alto, Ph.D., mentor

Top Five

Bethany Weigele – also received Best of Show
Nikolay Burnaevskiy - Cell RegulationNeal Alto, Ph.D., mentor
Shannon Rich – NeuroscienceJonathan Terman, Ph.D., mentor
Leilani Marty Santos – Genetics and DevelopmentOndine Cleaver, Ph.D., mentor
Ryan Jones – Integrative BiologyJoyce Repa, Ph.D., mentor

Honorable Mention

Carlos Gil del Alcazar – Cancer BiologySandeep Burma, Ph.D., mentor
Victoria Ulrich – Integrative BiologyPhilip Shaul, M.D., mentor
Su-Tang Lo – Radiological Sciences, Xiankai Sun, Ph.D., mentor
Ty Troutman – ImmunologyChandrashekhar Pasare, Ph.D., mentor
Anna Marie Taylor – Cell RegulationJoyce Repa, Ph.D., mentor

44th Annual Sigma Xi Winners

Top Pick

Maithili Dalvi – Cancer BiologyJohn Minna, M.D., mentor

Honorable Mentions

Jeremy Semeiks – Molecular BiophysicsNick Grishin, Ph.D., mentor
Ryan Carstens – Cancer BiologyJohn Minna, M.D., mentor
Kartik Rajagopalan – Cancer BiologyRalph Deberardinis, M.D., Ph.D., mentor
Ty Troutman – ImmunologyChandrashekhar Pasare, Ph.D., mentor

To all who submitted entries, your efforts are acknowledged, and thank you for your participation. To all faculty, our appreciation goes out to you for supporting your respective students. Thank you for making this year's competition a great success!

You are strongly encouraged to present a poster at the 2013 Graduate Student Poster Session and to submit an abstract to the 45th Annual Sigma Xi Abstract Competition for consideration of an award. Details to be announced at a later date.