The University of Maryland's College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) celebrated its 2022 employee award recipients on April 22, 2022 at its Academic Awards Festival. Congratulations to all the CBMG recipients!
Heven Sze is a Professor Emerita who started with the department in 1982. During her academic journey, she has faced many challenges, like being viewed as a “faculty wife” and trying to find a healthy balance in her personal and professional life. Read about the hurdles she has faced and overcome in the 2005 article published in the American Society of Plant Biologists Newsletter.
Graduate student Fuxi Wang, a winner of the newly-instituted CBMG DEI award, has made important contributions to our department, including creating a welcoming, inclusive, fair, and open environment. Fuxi has always displayed sensitivity towards people of different backgrounds and can be counted on to speak up on issues relating to fair treatment in classes, the lab, the department, and on campus. Here is her short video introducing the 2022 Winter Olympics mascot from her hometown.
Teresa was born in Washington DC in the 60's in the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. Her parents instilled in her a passion for social justice and civil rights, hence her interest in being a member of the DEI committee. Read her story below.
Claudia M. Gonzalez Arevalo (Housekeeping) provides outstanding service to the Microbiology Building. MCB has 500 people coming and going each day and Claudia provides a wonderful first impression to anyone who enters Microbiology. She is conscientious, dependable, polite and works extremely hard to keep this building looking the best it can. Read her story of coming to the United States.
“As a researcher, Kevin is highly motivated to take on complex problems,” Dinman said. “The project he’s working on will mark the first demonstration through which a disruption in a -1 programmed ribosomal frameshifting signal leads to the development of a specific human disease. In addition to his keen scientific insight and fierce devotion to research, he has demonstrated his versatility and innovative approach as an educator.”
Dr. Brian Pierce, an Assistant Professor in the CBMG Department, was recently
awarded a $1.5 million R35 Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) grant
from the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled “High Resolution Modeling
and Design of Immune Recognition”.