Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences celebrates graduates

Jul 22, 2019, 19:34 PM by Jessica Wyble

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences held its commencement ceremony May 17, awarding 28 master’s degrees, 34 Doctor of Philosophy degrees and three MD-PhD combined degrees. Dr. John Papaconstantinou, professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, served as mace-bearer. GSBS awardees this year were: 

Distinguished Teaching Award: Dr. Xiaoying Yu, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health 

Distinguished Faculty Service Award: Dr. Pomila Singh, professor of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Anatomy 

Distinguished Faculty Research Award: Dr. Rakez Kayed, professor of Neurology 

Distinguished Alumnus Award: Dr. Anthony Nicholas, class of 1987 

Global Impact Award: Dr. James LeDuc, professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and director, Galveston National Laboratory 

Edith and Robert Zinn Professorship for Excellence in Mentoring: Dr. Victor Reyes, professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology