Student Spotlight: Sarah Jeong
Student Spotlight · 21. December 2022
Congratulations to Sarah on being part of our 2022 Winter Graduates!

Student Spotlight: Shivangi Rastogi (Briken Lab)
Student Spotlight · 05. December 2022
Shivangi Rastogi is an Assistant Research Scientist in Dr. Volker Briken's lab. Congratulations to Shivangi! She won third place in the 2022 Postdoctoral Research Symposium hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in the Graduate School at the University of Maryland on September 23, 2022. She has also been selected as one of the oral speakers (Microsymposisa talks) at the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) 2022 Conference.

Personal Story - Priyanka Bharadwaj (Ph.D. Student, Chang Lab)
CBMG DEI Newsletter · 04. December 2022
Priyanka Bharadwaj is a Ph.D. student in Dr. Caren Chang’s lab. She is currently working on aspects of a new signal in plants – ACC, the precursor of the hormone ethylene. She enjoys playing chess and hiking during her free time. Read about the history and culture of her home city, Bangalore, in the Indian state of Karnataka.

Personal Story - Louisa Nkrumah (Learning Experience Designer)
CBMG DEI Newsletter · 04. December 2022
Louisa Nkrumah is a Learning Experience Designer with the UMD TLTC. She consults with instructors to provide input on effective teaching practices and inclusivity, and she leads many workshops and learning communities for instructors and faculty members at UMD. Outside of work, she enjoys baking, Zumba and Pure Barre classes, reading, watching reality TV, going to Disney Work, and spending time with family and friends. Read about how her family’s Ghanaian culture influences her work below.

Personal Story - Ginny Hutcheson (Learning Experience Designer)
CBMG DEI Newsletter · 04. December 2022
Ginny Hutcheson is a Learning Experience Designer with the Teaching & Learning Transformation Center at UMD. She leads pedagogy workshops, learning communities, and consultations for UMD instructors. Read her story below about her lifelong love of teaching and sharing her passion for diversity and inclusion.

Personal Story - Errica Philpott-Barber (Program Manager, Faculty Affairs,  Member of DEI Comittee)
CBMG DEI Newsletter · 04. December 2022
Errica Philpott-Barber is the Chair Coordinator for the CBMG department. Her primary role over the last 11 years has been supporting the Chair and managing all faculty-related affairs within the department, including Tenure/Tenure Track and Professional Track Faculty.

Personal Story - Kevin McIver (Professor and Chair of CBMG)
CBMG DEI Newsletter · 04. December 2022
Dr. Kevin McIver is a Professor and Chair of the CBMG department. He joined the department in 2006, and was formally named CBMG Chair this past summer after having served as Interim Chair since the spring of 2021. Read his “Pre-Science” story, including growing up near Colonial Williamsburg, below!

Personal Story - Elisabeth Gantt (Distinguished Professor Emerita)
CBMG DEI Newsletter · 04. December 2022
Dr. Elisabeth Gantt is a Distinguished Professor Emerita in CBMG who has won numerous awards and was elected into the National Academy of Sciences in 1996. A scientific award has been established in her name at her alma mater, Blackburn College, by her former classmates.

Personal Story - Zhongchi Liu (Professor)
CBMG DEI Newsletter · 26. August 2022
Zhongchi Liu, Professor of Plant Biology.

Personal Story - Dirk Joldersma (PhD Student, Liu Lab)
CBMG DEI Newsletter · 26. August 2022
Dirk Joldersma is a Ph.D. Candidate in Dr. Zhongchi Liu's lab.

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