LSI Academic Programs is pleased to welcome two new employees.
Olivia Bassett-Kennedy is joining the LSI Human Resources and the Academic Programs team. Olivia's effort will be split 50/50 between the LSI Human Resources team and the Academic Program team. Her LSI Human Resources job duties include managing hiring and time report approval processes for all temporary employees, all MOU's for individuals (non-students, students working for credit, student volunteers) performing research in LSI labs, immigration/appointment process for visiting scholars, LSI lactation room, and serving as a receptionist for the LSI. For the Academic Program team, Olivia will work closely with Laura Howe and the Program in Chemical Biology (PCB) on processing appointments including temporary employees, adjunct lecturer, GSRA and fellowships and helping with the Academic Programs application processes for Perrigo, Aspirnaut and Michigan Life Sciences Fellows (MLSF). She will also be assisting with event planning for the PCB program. Prior to joining the LSI, Olivia served in a faculty support role at the School of Nursing and also worked in Patient Services at Michigan Medicine.
Cameron Yaxley is also joining the LSI Academic Programs team as a Student Administrative Assistant. He will be working with our team on several of our programs including the Perrigo fellowship program, the MLSF program, the Aspirnaut program as well as managing the degree and admissions processes in the Program in Chemical Biology. He will also serve as a lead on many of our academic programs events including our Chemical Biology PhD interview weekend. Before joining the LSI, Cameron was a curriculum support coordinator at the Ross Business School.
Congratulations to Andrea Valenzuela, rising second year Ph.D. student in the Chandrasekaran/Boyle Labs, who was recently awarded a Cellular Biotechnology Training Program (CBTP) Fellowship for 2021!
PCB student, Hannah Chia (Biteen/Marsh Labs), successfully defended her thesis this June - Congratulations, Dr. Chia!
Two PCB students successfully defended this month - Congratulations to Dr. Samantha De Salle (Mapp Lab), and Dr. Amanda Peiffer (Brooks/Mapp Labs)!
Welcome to our 14 newest Ph.D. students joining the Program in Chemical Biology!
Congratulations to Tyler Lefevre, fourth year Ph.D. student in the Alan Smrcka Lab, who was recently awarded an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship!
Anthony Balistreri, 4th year student in the Chapman Lab, was selected to receive a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for 2021. Congratulations, Anthony!!
PCB student, Garrett Johnson (Sun Lab), successfully defended his thesis this January - Congratulations to Dr. Johnson!
Fourth year Chemical Biology PhD student, Sydney Rosenblum (Garner Lab), has been selected to receive the ACS MEDI Predoctoral Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding pre-doctoral students engaged in medicinal chemistry research. Congratulations, Sydney!
Three PCB students successfully defended this past December - Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Kearns (Cianfrocco/Verhey Labs), Dr. Attabey Rodriguez-Benitez (Smith/Narayan Labs), and Dr. Melody Sanders (Ohi/Mapp Labs)!