Awards & Honors

Congratulations to winners at Annual Biomedical Graduate Student Symposium hosted by MBGSO

  • March 26, 2024
Awards & Honors

Congratulations to the winners at the MBGSO Graduate Student Symposium!

Oral Presentation
First Place: Kiranmayi Vemuri
Second Place: Kyle Flannery

Poster Presentation
First Place: Leelabati Biswas
Second Place: Robert Madromootoo
Third Place: Reem Alatrash

Congratulations to the Aaron Shatkin Award Winners

  • November 9, 2023
Awards & Honors

Congratulations to the 2023 Aaron Shatkin Award winners! The award recognizes outstanding graduate students who have excelled in their research and coursework:


Andrew Boreland
Cell and Developmental Biology
From the lab of Dr. Zhiping Pang

Spotlight: Nedgine Joseph

  • October 20, 2023
Awards & Honors


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Nedgine Joseph, a doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), is the recipient of three coveted awards: the Corning Glass Age Scholarship; the GEM Fellowship; and a Rutgers Dean’s Fellowship to Broaden Participation.  

HHMI Gilliam Fellowship - Irving Estevez

  • July 27, 2023
Awards & Honors

Irving Estevez a PhD student in the Neuroscience graduate program at Rutgers has been awarded a prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Gilliam Fellowship in July 2023.  Nationally, there are only 50 Gilliam Fellows awarded per year for students conducting outstanding research in their respective scientific fields and their advisers who are committed to building a more inclusive scientific ecosystem. Irving’s thesis advisor is Brian P.

2023 Merit and Achievement Awards Ceremony

  • May 22, 2023
Awards & Honors

The School of Graduate Studies proudly recognizing the notable achievements of graduate students, faculty, and staff at the annual Merit and Achievement Awards Ceremony. These awards recognize important accomplishments in research and scholarship, teaching and mentoring, leadership, outreach, and service across all disciplines, through Chancellor-level affiliations, and within specific disciplinary clusters.

Geography Professor, D. Asher Ghertner Awarded Prestigious Mentoring Award by Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools

  • May 12, 2023
Awards & Honors

Prof. D. Asher Ghertner, an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Director of the Graduate Program in Geography, Rutgers University, was awarded the prestigious Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) Geoffrey Marshall Mentoring Award on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the NAGS annual meeting in Portsmouth, NH.  

SUPER-GRAD Fellow and RISE Alum Zoey Eddy Receives Two Prestigious Awards

  • April 14, 2023
Awards & Honors

Congratulations to Zoey Eddy, a second year PhD student in Social Psychology and a 2020 alumna of the RISE at Rutgers summer program, who was awarded two highly competitive national fellowships: a 2023 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship and a 2023 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.

Congratulations to the Graduate Student Symposium presenter winners!

  • March 28, 2023
Awards & Honors

Congratulations to the winners at the MBGSO Graduate Student Symposium.  We are proud of all of our presenters and grateful to the MBGSO board for organizing this amazing event! 

Winners for posters:

1st place: Kiranmayi Vemuri
2nd place: Leelabati Biswas
3rd place: Michelle Bilotti

Winners for oral presentations:

Rising Stars in Neuroscience

  • March 1, 2023
Awards & Honors

Congratulations to Courtney McDermott who has has been selected for the University of Utah Rising Star in Neuroscience Symposium. This program seeks to provide career development and mentorship for exceptional late-stage graduate students in neuroscience, with a strong focus on spotlighting scientists from under-represented minority groups. Activities at the multi-day workshop in May include: