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Awards and Accomplishments

Bryan Caldwell, PhD, who works in the lab of Dr. Arkadii Perzov in the Department of Pharmacology, was recently awarded a two year American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship from 7/1/11 until 6/30/13. The award is $89,000. The project title is: Non-destructive 3D Mapping of Tissue Polarization and Excitation.

Nicholas Deakin, PhD, who works in the lab of Dr. Christopher Turner in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, was recently named the recipient of the 2011 Molecular Biology of the Cell "Paper of the Year Award" for his article "Distinct roles for paxillin and Hic-5 in regulating breast cancer cell morphology, invasion, and metastasis." Dr. Deakin's article was published in the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) newsletter in July 2011. He will also be presenting his work in a mini-symposium at the 2011 American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting in Denver this December.

Dr. Deakin was awarded the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Postdoctoral Fellowship from 6/26/09 until 6/30/12. The project title is: Paxillin Regulates Matrix Metalloproteinase Trafficking/recycling And Breast Cancer Cell Invasion In Three-dimensional Microenvironments.

In addition, Dr. Deakin won SUNY Upstate Medical University's "Beyond the Doctorate Research Day" Oral Presentation Award on March 3, 2011.

James Wernle, PhD, who is a postdoctoral fellow and works in the lab of Dr. Kenneth Mann in the Department of Orthopedics, won the International MIMICS Innovation Award for 2011 in the Poster Category on May 25, 2011. MIMICS is a medical imaging software suite. In this work, Dr. Wernle used MIMICS to map cracks in mouse bone secondary to radiation therapy.