OMRF returned to its annual retreat last week after a three year pandemic-related hiatus. It was great opportunity for scientific mixing and mingling. Congrats to Rahul for winning a travel award for his poster presentation.
New postdoc in the lab
The lab is excited to welcome Xiang (Eric) Ma, who joined us in January to start postdoctoral training. Eric brings particular expertise in ocular vasculature, so he is already contributing significantly to our efforts.
AHA Predoc Fellowship Awarded
The lab is celebrating Rahul’s new AHA Predoc Fellowship that was recently awarded for his project studying PARs in the context of diabetes. Congrats, Rahul!
Courtney named OMRF’s next Vice President of Research
Courtney was honored this month to be named OMRF’s next Vice President of Research. She will take over the position on 3/6/23, when Dr. Rod McEver retires from the role. She is looking forward to helping OMRF in this new capacity while continuing to run her lab.
Travel Award for Oral Presentation
Congrats to Rahul for winning a 1st place Travel Award for his recent talk at the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center Research Symposium. Rahul will use this award to attend the Gordon Conference on “IGF and Insulin System in Physiology and Disease” next March.
Bridget Parrish, M.S.!
Congrats to Bridget for successfully defending her Master’s thesis on CHD4 and retinal angiogenesis today. We’re excited to see Bridget tackle the next phase of her career as a Scientific Communications Specialist for Dr. Judith James at OMRF. Way to go, Bridget!
Griffin Lab attends IVBM 2022
The lab is just back from the terrific and long-anticipated IVBM 2022 meeting in Oakland. Chris, Melinda, Charmain, and Rahul all presented posters on their current projects, and Rahul was honored with a NAVBO travel award. A major highlight of the meeting was catching up with friends, colleagues, and past lab members.
Griffin Lab Summer Scholars
Our lab had the privilege of working with two terrific OMRF Summer Scholars this year. Our Fleming Scholar, Siri Nuguri, conducted research with Dr. Melinda Wu, and our Langston Scholar, Meme Racy, worked with Dr. Chris Schafer. We are grateful for all the energy, dedication, and great questions these young scientists brought to lab every […]
Graduate student scholarship
Congrats to Bridget Parrish for winning an OMRF Predoctoral Scholarship to support her research on CHD4 and retinal angiogenesis!
Congrats to Rahul for winning a $1000 travel award for his research talk at this year’s in-person OUHSC GREAT (Graduate Research Education and Technology) Symposium!