Congratulations, 2018 Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology Grads!

//Congratulations, 2018 Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology Grads!

Congratulations, 2018 Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology Grads!

Student speaker and award winner Chike Osude

Chike Osude was selected to be the student speaker by the class and he urged his classmates to “Never forget where you come from, never forget who you are and never forget where you want to go.” Osude also received an Outstanding Service Award and the Thermo Fisher Scientific Achievement Award.

The largest class in the Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology Program’s history graduated on December 1, 2018, with 36 graduates.

The graduates heard from Dr. Alex Stagnaro-Green, Dean of the College of Medicine Rockford; Dr. Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram, Head of the Department of Biomedical Sciences; Dr. Karen Colley, Dean of the UIC Graduate College; and Dr. Khalifah Sidik, Director of the Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology Program. The keynote speaker was Dr. Vijayasaradhi Setaluri, a professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.

The following awards were also presented at the graduation ceremony:

 

Research Innovation Award

Shruti Salunkhe

Abhijith Segu

Academic Excellence Award

Academic Excellence Award Winners

Rithu Pattali, Dhruvi Shah and Anjali Panicker received Academic Excellence Awards.

Outstanding Research Award

Sanghamitra Nethramurthy

Yashaswini Ramananda

Angela Lincy Prem Antony Samy

Anjana Sasidharan

Sanjana Singh

Outstanding Service Award

Chike Osude

Abhijith Segu

Thermo Fisher Scientific Achievement Award

Chike Osude

The Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology Class of 2018

MBT Class of 2018

Mishael Al Bakar

Sara Alharthi

Walaa Alshekhi

Azadeh Bahmani

Karen Benedict

Nalini Bisht

Ramya Elangovan

Jessica Gilles

Rakshitha Jagadish

Vandhana Katta Ragothaman

Bernie Kompancaril

Akshayee Mahajan

Sahil Malpotra

Sravani Mangalampalli

Adithya Mohandass

Sanghamitra Nethramurthy

Chike Osude

Anjali Panicker

Vidur Patel

Aparna Pathmanathan

Rithu Pattali

Angela Lincy Prem Antony Samy

Divya Raghunathan

Yashaswini Ramananda

Shriram Ramani

Shradha Rao

Shruti Salunkhe

Ankita Sanjali

Anjana Sasidharan

Abhijith Segu

Dhruvi Shah

Sanjana Singh

More awards

Additional awards were presented at the dinner reception at Franchesco’s Ristorante that followed the ceremony. They included:

Research Mentor Award

Mathew T. Mathew, PhD,

Divya Bijukumar, PhD

Excellence in Teaching Award
Aoshuang Chen, PhD

Outstanding Service Award
Andrew Canciamille

Nancy Olson

Since the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford started the Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology Program in 2007, a total of 145 students have graduated from the program.

See the ceremony on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVHb452ESS0

2018-12-21T15:18:24+00:00December 21st, 2018|General|