June 2015: Madeline Farley successfully defends her thesis and graduates with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience.
June 2013: The Electron Microscopy Structural Biology group is awarded a grant from the NIH Office of the Director, Dr. Waxham PI, to obtain a direct electron detector for the 300 kV Polara cryo-electron microscope.
June 2013: Madeline Farley is awarded an individual Ruth Kirchstein National Research Service (NRSA) Award from the NIH/NINDS for her project entitled “Remodeling of the Postsynaptic Density: A Macromolecular Signaling Complex.”
May 2013: Aunja Chandrasekar successfully defends her thesis and graduates with a Masters degree in Neuroscience.
June 2011: Anuja Chandrasekar wins competitive appointment to the UT Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience Training Grant.
September 2010: Madeline Burgoyne wins competitive fellowship from the Houston Area Molecular Biophysics Program Training Grant to support her graduate studies.
December 2009: Matt Swulius wins first place in the Annual Neuroscience Research Center poster session which also awards him with the Dee S. and Patricia Osborne Endowed Scholarship in the Neuroscience.
December 2009: Dr. Hugo Sanabria is awarded a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation to continue his post-doctoral studies in the laboratory of Dr. Claus Seidel at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf Germany.
June 2006: Hugo Sanabria is awarded a Nanobiology Fellowship with the W.M. Keck Center.
August 2006: Aaron “Ben” Goins is awarded a fellowship from the Houston Area Molecular Biology Program.
October 2005: Matt Swulius is awarded a position on the Training Grant in Neuroscience.
May 4, 2005: The Rice-TMC Chapter of Sigma Xi awards its Annual Thesis Prize in Biological Sciences and Medicine to Sally Kim for her thesis, “The Dynamics of Calmodulin Signaling Revealed Using Optical Methods.”
April 2005: Former graduate student Tara Gaertner, currently at the University of British Columbia, is awarded a fellowship from the Heart and Stroke Foundation.