Current Students—Ivayla Geneva
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Advisor: P. Calvert, PhD
Understanding the active-transport-based trafficking of proteins inside rod photoreceptors. In particular kinesin- and dynein-driven Intraflagellar Ttransport between the inner and outer segments of living rods is being studied using confocal and multiphoton fluorescence microscopy.
Eve is the President of the Ameracan Physician Association. This is a national organization dedicated to the needs of future physician scientists. In addition, Eve is also VP for Graduate Studies—Upstate Student Government.
Eve received the College of Graduate Studies Student Association Award for Research Presentation, 2012
Dr. Arthur Kornberg (a Nobel prize winner in medicine in 1959) once said, "basic research is the lifeline of medicine." And if I could extend his comment, I would add, "and publication is the lifeline of medical research." I think publishing one's work serves two important roles. The first is to communicate your work to the larger scientific community, and the second is to serve as a landmark for the completion of one aspect of your work, thus providing direction for the future scientific work. As a future physician scientist here at Upstate, I have numerous opportunities to get involved in activities and trainings to improve our skills needed for publications.