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Congratulations to Eva Karasmanis, 2017 NIH NRSA Pre-doctoral Fellow!

February 24, 2017

Congratulations to Eva Karasmanis, who has received a prestigious NIH Ruth L. Kirchstein NRSA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship!

Eva Karasmanis 
Eva Karasmanis is a 4th year PhD candidate in the Department of Biology (PI: Elias Spiliotis). Her research focuses on the cell biology of septins, a group of proteins whose expression is missregulated in many cancers. In particular, she is interested in how septins function in the last step of cell division and contribute to the development of cancer. Using cutting edge methods of super resolution light and electron microscopy, Eva hopes to gain new insights into the cause of cancer and how septins can be targeted for cancer therapies.

Read more about Eva on the Graduate College website.


The NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) provide up to five years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree, the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree; or another formally combined professional degree and research doctoral degree in  biomedical, behavioral, health services, or clinical sciences. The overall goal of the program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. In order to accomplish this goal, NRSA training programs are designed to train individuals to conduct research and to prepare for research careers.