Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program


Graduate Student News

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program News Archive

Sarah Dumas



Graduate student is working with partners on two continents to save kids, wildlife more






K-12 "classroom in a test tube" program expands with grant more




CBS grad student Amy Vasquez receives a 1st place award from Graduate Student Award coordinator Dr. Jessica McArt at the 2015 AABP conference.


$63M capital project to upgrade veterinary college more
bbssymposium Science sharing extravaganza marks Cornell's 12th Annual Biological and Biomedical Sciences Symposium more
august Dr. Avery August, professor and chair of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine to serve as principle investigator on $1.2 million grant to mentor minority PhD students through the Sloan Foundation. more
Schnabel Mentorship helps BBS graduate student, Dr. Lauren Schnabel win a prestigious NIH K08 award to heal horses with stem cells more
Jennifer Nagashima
BBS graduate student, Jennifer Nagashima explores canine reproduction as the first student in a joint degree program in wildlife conservation at Cornell and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI). more
Course helps grad students secure NSF fellowships.
Among the first-year graduate students enrolled in a new biological and biomedical sciences graduate course, four of six students - 66 percent - who applied for National Science Foundation fellowships won them. more (April 2012)

Faculty and graduate students from the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) Graduate Program gathered at the College of Veterinary Medicine for the 10th Annual Biological and Biomedical Sciences Symposium to welcome the Fall Semester. more (August 2012)

Jenny Sones

Many researchers hope their work will someday help human lives.  For BBS Graduate Student, Dr. Jennifer Sones, that day came earlier than most and the lives it touched were close to home.  more  (July 2012)

Graduate Students at Ice Cream Social

An Ice Cream Salute and Awards Ceremony. BBS Graduate Students and Faculty gathered to celebrate recent graduates of the program, along with award recipients over ice cream served by the BBS Directors of Graduate Studies. more (May 2012)

Chavez Carter

Chavez Carter finds balance at Cornell as a BBS graduate Student in Immunology & Infectious Disease and his involvement in various student activities. more  (May 2012)

Ko Photo

Frank Ko, graduate student presents work at conference, thanks Kappa Delta / American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Travel Award. more  (February 2012)

Marcus Wilkes

Marcus Wilkes, BBS graduate student, participates in a new course "By Scientific Design: Skill-building for a Career in Life Sciences" which facilitates transition to graduate school. more (November 2011)

BBS Symposium Planners

Jennifer Nagashima, the first student admitted in the Cornell-Smithsonian Joint Graduate Training Program during last year's pilot phase, studies canine reproduction. more (October 2011)

BBS Symposium Planners

BBS Students planned and executed the Ninth Annual BBS Symposium.  With student oral and poster presentations and a keynote research speaker, it was rated as a stand-out success. more  (September 2011)

Christopher Blackwood

Christopher Blackwood, BBS graduate student, has received two individual fellowships! Chris was awarded an F31 NRSA NIH Fellowship as well as a Ford Fellowship. more (September 2011)

Grad teaching
Lauren Schnabel, BBS graduate student, is the first student to participate in the newly launched BBS Graduate Research and Teaching Fellowship Program. more (September 2011)
Watts Award

BBS graduate student Ashlee E. Watts was awarded a Phi Zeta research award in the Clinical Sciences.   (September 2011)


Aly Spealman-Nadworny

Paint the Town Red: BBS's Aly Spealman-Nadworny featured on Cornell Cast

Aly Spealman-Nadworny discusses her cross-campus studies between the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca and the Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York City.   (August 2011)


Miguella Paula-Ann Mark Carew, BBS graduate student uses Fulbright grant to tackle epidemics in Trinidad and Tobago. Read more about her project here. more (June 2011)



BBS's Rebecca Smith (DVM '05) was awarded a specialized veterinary training grant from the National Institutes of Health to model the economics of epidemics. more  (April 2011)

Dilbert Abi Abdallah

The journal International Immunology chose work by Delbert Abi Abdallah, a BBS graduate student, as the featured article of the month. (March 2011)