JABSOM Researchers Receive Top Awards

By Deborah Manog, UH MED NOW Student Journalist

Two medical researchers from the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) have received awards for their distinctive work presented at two annual conventions.

Dr. Komal Arora proudly displays her poster.

Dr. Komal Arora proudly displays her poster.

Komal Arora, PhD, was recognized for Best Poster Presentation in Neuroscience at the Third Biennial Western  Regional  Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Conference held in Honolulu in October. The theme for this year’s conference was “One Biology.” Dr. Arora earned her PhD with Dr. Robert Nichols in the Neuroscience Specialization of the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program at JABSOM in 2013. She is currently continuing her research with Dr. Nichols.

Dr. Lucia Seale

Dr. Lucia Seale graciously receives her award.

Lucia Seale, PhD was the recipient of the Best Oral Presentation Award for session on “Selenocystein Lyase in Metabolic Syndrome” at the 10th International Symposium on Selenium in Biology and Medicine. The convention was held in Berlin, Germany in September. Dr. Seale earned her PhD with Dr. Marla Berry in the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program at JABSOM in 2012. She is now Co-director of the UH RCMI Bridges Proteomics Core and is continuing her research with Dr. Berry at JABSOM.

Congratulations Dr. Arora and Dr. Seale for your outstanding research!

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