Undergraduate Researcher Anirudh placed in the top 3 of his division in the SEC PEER Poster Exhibition

Anirudh is a third-year undergraduate working in Dr. John Blazeck’s team to engineer an enzyme for a cancer immunotherapy. He placed first among upperclassmen in the annual Student Engineering Council Poster Exhibition on Engineering Research. His poster, titled “Directed evolution of an enzyme to fight cancer immune suppression,” outlines the team’s protein engineering techniques to develop a protein to degrade kynurenine, an immunosuppressive molecule synthesized by 11+ types of cancer.

Congratulations, Anirudh!

Undergraduate Researcher Soumya Shekhar is awarded a 2017 Undergraduate Research Forum Award for Excellence in Cancer Research

Every Spring, the college celebrates its student-scientists at this one-day event. More than 200 students present posters describing their research. The best and most innovative posters and presentations are recognized with awards judged and sponsored by the university, faculty, alumni and industry.

Congratulations, Soumya!


Graduate Researcher Matthew Bonem has been awarded the Helmsley Fellowship to attend the Cold Spring Harbor Metabolomics course this summer. Congratulations, Matthew!

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners, the private, not-for-profit Laboratory employs 1,100 people including 600 scientists, students and technicians. The Meetings & Courses Program hosts more than 12,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campuses in Long Island and in Suzhou, China. The Laboratory’s education arm also includes an academic publishing house, a graduate school and programs for middle and high school students and teachers.