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 l Cedeno-Rosario UToledo Tony Quinn Excellence Award

Congratulations to Luis Cedeño-Rosario, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, who was selected as the Tony Quinn Inclusive Excellence awardee for 2020. The awards ceremony took place during the Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence annual conference held virtually on Nov. 7, 2020. 

Luis is being recognized for his demonstrated passion, dedication and leadership towards improving the participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM. He was nominated by Dr. Deborah Chadee, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Biological Sciences. Luis is President of the UToledo Careers in Science student association and founder/director of the UToledo NSM-Sci Outreach Program.

During his time at UToledo Luis has demonstrated his dedication and commitment to education and research as well as to the UToledo campus community.

In Luis' own words his greatest accomplishments have been...

"At the outreach level: I think that the greatest accomplishment is the creation of the NSM-Sci outreach program and the 2020 LSMRCE Tony Quinn Inclusive Award; and being selected to participate in the University of Toledo COBI Advanced Leadership Academy (2019). At the research level: ECOG-ACRIN Spring Group Meeting Travel Scholarship Award (2019); Honorable Mention NASEM Ford Predoctoral Fellowship (2019); Selected to give a talk at the 2020 SACNAS National Conference; SACNAS registration scholarship award (2020); Selected to give a talk in a Minisymposium session at the 2020 ASCB National Meeting (Cancer Cell Signaling, Dissemination and Therapy Minisymposium).

Luis credits his achievements and success at UToledo to his collaboration with Dr. Deborah Chadee. Luis said, "She is a great research mentor, and has given me advice and support to succeed at the personal and professional level."

Watch this presentation, created by LSMRCE, about Luis and why he was selected as the 2020 Tony Quinn Inclusive Award winner:

Learn about the Tony Quinn Inclusive Excellence Award.

 
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Dr. Scott Leisner, graduate student Roberto Alers-Velazquez, Dr. Malathi Krishnamurthy, and Dr. Saurabh Chattopadhyay (from the Health Science campus) were in attendance at

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR VIROLOGY (ASV) 2019 MEETING.

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Congratulations to Dr. Malathi Krishnamurthy's lab for receiving a continuation of USDA funding for the project on “Immune Evasion in Aquatic Rhabdoviral Pathogens”.

 

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NIH grant supports study of central nervous system's precise connections

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UT scientist receives $2.1 million NIH grant to research immune response

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UT scientist studies cannabis to control parasites

 

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Biology Graduate Research Symposium 2018

 

Researchers at The University of Toledo are advancing knowledge of cancer cell movement and how cell proliferation affects disease progression.

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UT NEUROSCIENTIST AWARDED $1.75 MILLION TO DEVELOP METHOD TO MODIFY TRAUMATIC MEMORIES, TREAT PTSD.   

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MEN MAY CONTRIBUTE TO INFERTILITY THROUGH NEWLY DISCOVERED PART OF SPERM.

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 A positive spin on the power of negative data. 

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RESEARCHERS TAKE CROSS-DISCIPLINARY LOOK AT ADDRESSING SIDE EFFECT OF CANCER TREATMENT 

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 UNDERGRADUATE NICOLAS STIMES PRESENTS CANCER  RESEARCH AT GLOBAL CONFERENCE 

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DR. RAFAEL GARCIA-MATA is the RECIPIENT OF THREE ACTIVE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH GRANTS STUDYING THE MIGRATION OF CANCER CELLS AWAY  FROM THE PRIMARY TUMOR AND THEIR SUBSEQUENT  METASTASES TO DISTANT ORGANS. 

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Last Updated: 11/17/20