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Nader Abdalla receives the competitive Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program Award

Monday, March 1, 2022

The Awards & Honors Committee of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) has selected Nader Abdalla to receive one of the EMGS Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program Awards for 2022. Undergraduate students are critical parts of the education system and the source of our future scientific leaders. This scholarship program hopes to encourage scientific research by underrepresented undergraduate students and support their attendance at EMGS annual meetings. The committee was impressed with the quality of Nadar's research project, application, and letter of support. Nadar's research mentor, Marcus S. Cooke, MSc, PhD, as a member of EMGS, will receive a check for $1000 to support Nadar's research project in their lab. Nadar will also receive travel support (up to $1,500) to attend the 13th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens and 53rd Annual Meeting of the EMGS to present their research findings as a poster and/or platform presentation. The 13th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens and 53rd Annual Meeting of the EMGS which will be held August 27-September 1, 2022 in Ottawa Canada. Congratulations Nadar!

CMMB Researchers Ranked Among Top 2% in World by Stanford University

Friday, January 21, 2022

Stanford University released a study in October 2021 that placed 54 faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida among the top 2% of cited scientists in the world. This ranking, which is considered globally prestigious, is based on the bibliometric information contained in a citation database and includes more than 190,000 researchers from the more than 8 million scientists considered to be active worldwide. The 54 members included Richard Pollenz, Ph.D. and Marcus S. Cooke, Ph.D. from the CMMB Department