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Students Highlights


  • February 2021. BCCC-CURE congratulates former undergraduate student Kirill Miachin (Contel Lab) who has been accepted to join the Washington University School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training (MD/PhD) Program.
  • February 2021. BCCC-CURE congratulates current and former undergraduate students Arefa Yeasmin and Mike A. Cornejo (Contel Lab) who will join the PhD program in Chemistry and Chemical Biology (at Rutgers University) and the PhD program in Chemistry (at the Graduate Center of CUNY) respectively.
  • February 2021. BCCC-CURE congratulates CUNY Graduate Center PhD Student Daniel Schiavone and recent Brooklyn College graduate Diana Kapkayeva in the (Murelli Lab) on their recent publication in Journal of Organic Chemistry. Their manuscript describes the scopes and limitations of intermolecular oxidopyrylium cycloaddition chemistry when using stoichiometrically equivalent ratios of the cycloaddition partners, and includes some really complex 2:1 complexes which form with high regio- and stereoselectivity. You can read about it here.
  • September 2020. The BCCC-CURE congratulates Undergraduate students Mommina Ashaque and Michael Zatoulovski (Greer Lab) who co-authored a book chapter titled “Photooxidative Vulnerability to Intralipid in Photodynamic Therapy”, in collaboration with colleagues in the Department of Radiation Oncology in the University of Pennsylvania.
  • June 2020. Congratulations to Doctoral student Afruja Ahad (Contel Lab) from the Biology PhD Program, who has been awarded a Tow Fellowship as Graduate Fellow to work jointly at the Center for Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Prof. Jason Lewis laboratory) and the laboratory of Prof. Maria Contel (BCCC-CURE, Brooklyn College). Afruja will work on a project to develop targeted therapies for breast cancer consisting on antibody drug conjugates and antibody-based nanocarriers.
  • April 2020. The BCCC-CURE congratulates graduate student Lauren Bejcek (Murelli Lab), recipient of the Dissertation-Year Fellowship from the CUNY Graduate Center! The award will provide $25,000 to help support her in her final year of thesis study.