Awards

2022

2022   Alex Rolband (Ph.D. candidate): 2022 Dissertation Completion Fellowship, UNCC
2022   Yelixza I. Avila (Ph.D student): F31 NRSA Pre-doctoral Fellowship, NIH

2021

2021   Alex Rolband (Ph.D. student): winner of the Mining for GOLD competition, UNCC
2021   Melina Richardson (undergraduate): UNC Charlotte Award in Biochemistry
2021   Doaha Awad (undergraduate): best oral presentation in Science, Technology, and Engineering at 2021 Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), UNC Charlotte
2021   Morgan Chandler (Ph.D. student): 2021 Dissertation Completion Fellowship, UNCC
2021   Preston L. Tolley (undergraduate student), J.J. Hendley Scholarship, UNCC
2021   Jonathan Black (undergraduate): best oral presentation in Cellular/Molecular Biology at 82nd Annual Southeastern Biologists Research Conference
2021   Seraphim Kozlov (high school student): 2nd place in Biomedical Engineering at the Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair
2021   Seraphim Kozlov (high school student): US Public Health Service Meritorious Award
2021   Seraphim Kozlov (high school student): US Air Force Award
2021   Seraphim Kozlov (high school student): US Agency for International Development Award
2021   Seraphim Kozlov (high school student): 2nd place at the International Biotech Symposium

2020

2020   Morgan Chandler (Ph.D. student): Graduate Student Poster Talk Award Winner, NC Photochem 2020 (virtual)
2020   Weina Ke (Ph.D. student): 2020 Dissertation Completion Fellowship, UNC Charlotte
2020   Justin Halman (Ph.D. student): 2020 Dissertation Completion Fellowship, UNC Charlotte
2020   Morgan Chandler (Ph.D. student): 2020-21 Thomas L. Reynolds Graduate Student Research Award

2019

2019   Morgan Chandler (Ph.D. student): First Place at Poster 2.0 Competition, UNC Charlotte
2019   Dana Elasmar (undergraduate): James Hovick Memorial Award, UNC Charlotte
2019   Alex Rolband (undergraduate): 2019 Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry, ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry and the Journal of Analytical Chemistry, UNC Charlotte
2019   Justin Halman (Ph.D. student): First Place Overall in the 9th Annual CBES Graduate Student Poster Competition
2019   Morgan Chandler (Ph.D. student): CBES MED Associate Winner in the 9th Annual CBES Graduate Student Poster Competition
2019   Justin Halman (Ph.D. student): Graduate School Summer Fellowship, UNC Charlotte
2019   Allison Tran (undergraduate): Best Oral Presentation Award at the 2019 Undergraduate Research Conference, UNC Charlotte
2019   Morgan Chandler (Ph.D. student): Second Place in CLAS Oral Presentations at the 2019 Graduate Research Symposium, UNC Charlotte
2019   Morgan Chandler (Ph.D. student): Best Oral Presentation Award at Gordon Research Seminar on RNA Nanotechnology (Ventura, CA)

2018

2018   Justin Halman (Ph.D. student): First Place for Oral Presentation at the Multifunctional Materials Workshop, NC State University
2018   Morgan Chandler (Ph.D. student): Second Place for Oral Presentation at the Multifunctional Materials Workshop, NC State University
2018   Melina Richardson (undergraduate): Second Place in the Summer Research Symposium, UNC Charlotte
2018   Sameer Sajja (M.S. student): Summer Graduate Fellowship Award from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, UNC Charlotte
2018   Lauren Lee (undergraduate): UNC Charlotte Award in Biochemistry

2017

2017   Strahinja Talic (undergraduate): ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award
2017   Morgan Chandler (undergraduate): UNC Charlotte Award in Biochemistry
2017   Justin Halman (Ph.D. student): First Place in CLAS Oral presentations at UNC Charlotte’s 2017 Graduate Research Symposium
2017   Justin Halman (Ph.D. student): CiRA Research Internship for Summer 2017, used for travel and one month of work at Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan)

2017   Justin Halman (Ph.D. student): Second Place overall in the 7th Annual CBES Graduate Student Poster Competition

2016

2016   Justin Halman (Ph.D. student): Second Place overall in the 6th Annual CBES Graduate Student Poster Competition
2016   Kyle Roark (M.S. student): Herschel and Cornelia Everett Foundation First Year Graduate Fellowship