BSP members highlighted in MCB Dept. Newsletter as award recipients, featured alum

December 15, 2021

Several members of the BSP community were featured in the Fall 2021 edition of the MCB Transcript newsletter, published by UC Berkeley's Department of Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB). 

Current BSP members Estephannie Alvarez, Marvin Miller, and Anna Rios were named the recipients of the MCB Class of 2021 Sponsored Research Award

Recent BSP alumni Lara Ocumen and Vera Qu received 2021 MCB Undergraduate Commencement Honors, awarded to graduating seniors in recognition of outstanding academic achievement. Lara received the I.L. Chaikoff Award in Cell & Developmental Biology and the CDB Best Poster award. Vera received the Award for Academic Excellence in Immunology.

BSP alumna Nazineen Kandahari was interviewed about how her personal experiences motivate her professional and academic goals, including the foundation of the Afghan Clinic. She cites her undergraduate research mentors and BSP as important parts of her support system as a student at Cal. Nazineen is currently at UCSF pursuing her MD. 

View the full newsletter here: 

Fall 2021 MCB Transcript | Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley


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