November 2018 News
Molecular Biosciences at KU makes GRE scores optional for applications to our PhD programs
As part of ongoing efforts to attract strong, motivated students to our program, and continue to enhance the diversity of our graduate community, the department recently eliminated the GRE requirement for applicants to our doctoral programs. Students are welcome to submit GRE scores if they feel the scores will help us better assess their academic potential, but equally students who do not choose to provide GRE scores will not be penalized. Our department will continue to carefully examine all aspects of each applicant's package in a holistic fashion during admissions decisions. Applicants, or advisors of potential applicants, should feel free to reach out to Dr. Stuart Macdonald, our Director of Graduate Studies, if they have any questions about this change.
Lynn Hancock (associate professor) co-chaired the 7th International Conference on Gram-Positive Pathogens held October 14-17, 2018 in Omaha, NE.
Audrey Lamb (professor) attended the annual meeting of the Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science in San Antonio, Texas, October 11-13 where she served as a mentor judge and was the host of the biochemistry room for the Conversations with Scientists dinner.
Kara Evans (recent PhD, Chandler lab) started a new position as a Genomics and Microbiome Scientist at DuPont Nutrition & Health in Madison, Wisconsin on October 15. She will be conducting research on bacteria in the human microbiome and probiotic product development.
Yamini Mutreja (recent PhD, Gamblin lab) has accepted a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Domenico Praticò in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Yamini’s new position is expected to begin in early 2019.
Cara Davis (undergraduate, Lamb lab) was one of two undergrads to win a poster award for her presentation “Biosynthesis of opine metallophores from Yersinia pestis and Clostridium argentinense” at the Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference at Northwestern University on October 20. Cara is pictured on the far left.