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Jonathan Cook (M.S. 2015) 
Outstanding M.S. Student in CLAS, Spring 2015

The Dean’s Advisory Committee has selected Jonathan Cook as the Outstanding M.S. Student in CLAS for the Spring 2015.  Jonathan completed his Masters research in the lab of Dr. Amanda Charlesworth.  Please reserve May 8th from 9:00-11:00 to attend the Dean’s Awards Reception where he will be recognized for his accomplishments

Carol English (M.S. 2008) completed a Conservation Land Management internship with the Chicago Botanic Gardens in October 2009 and has since accepted a position with the Colorado Natural Areas Program.  In this capacity, Carol will be monitoring some of Colorado’s most notable natural features.  Carol’s masters’ thesis, entitled “Effective Pollination in a rare Colorado Endemic,” was supervised by Leo P. Bruederle (Associate Professor and Chair) and will be submitted for publication in Plant Species Biology.

Duried Kassab (B.S. 2000, M.S. 2003) is completing a residency in internal medicine at Rose Medical Center in Denver after graduating from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in May 2008. His M.S. thesis, entitled "Metal Resistance and Detoxification of an Environmental Pseudomonas putida," was completed with Timberley Roane (Associate Chair) and published in the journal Biodegradation.

Nathan J. Derieg (M.S., 2007) and Akanita Sangaumphai (B.S., 2006) published a paper entitled "Genetic Diversity and Endemism in North American Carex section Ceratocystis" in the American Journal of Botany. Their research, which was conducted with Leo P. Bruederle (Chair), examines the influence of Pleistocene climate change on genetic diversity in three North American endemic species.

Beth Marriott (B.S. magna cum laude 2008) co-authored a paper entitled "Nonphagocytic NADPH oxidase is present in dopaminergic neurons," which was published in the journal FASEB. In addition to her regular coursework, Beth was a teaching assistant in General Biology and completed an internship in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, which led to this publication. Beth currently works as a Professional Research Assistant in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the School of Medicine.

Roger Albertson (B.S., 1997) was appointed Assistant Professor of Biology at Albion College in 2008.  Dr. Albertson completed his doctorate at the University of Oregon in 2003, followed by post-doctoral training at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Dr. Albertson is a cell and developmental biologist who investigates one of the most fundamental processes of life: cell division.   As an undergraduate at UC Denver, he was a teaching assistant in General Genetics for Linda K. Dixon (Professor Emeritus) and conducted UROP supported research with Leo P. Bruederle (Chair).

Eric Cambronne (B.S., 1996) was appointed Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Oregon Health and Science University in 2008.  Dr. Cambronne completed his doctorate at the UCLA in 2003, followed by post-doctoral training at Yale.  Dr. Cambronne is a microbiologist who investigates pathogenic bacteria that have evolved specialized secretion systems specialized for the injection of proteins directly into target eukaryotic host cells.  While at UC Denver, Dr. Cambronne served as a teaching assistant for General Microbiology and conducted undergraduate research.