On March 20, 2014, Tiffany Wendt (U '13) returned to Nazareth College at the request of the Pre-Professional Club. Tiffany shared information about applying for dental school and her experience at the University of Buffalo, School of Dentistry.
Congratulations to Zuber Najam (U'13, Biology) on his decision to attend medical school at Saba University in the Dutch Caribbean. Zuber will be starting his coursework January 2014. We wish Zuber all the best in his studies. Keep in touch.
Eneda Toska ('09 U, Biology), recently contacted Dr. Brian Witz to update him on her adventures after graduating from Nazareth College.
After graduation, Eneda was off to the University at Buffalo where she graduated with a M.S. in Molecular, Cellular and Cancer Biology. She then stayed at the University at Buffalo for a PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Cancer Biology. She will defend her thesis late November 2013 and will then be off to New York City to begin a post doc at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Eneda's research has been published in Oncogene and Cell Reports. Links to these publications are below:
Toska, E, Campbell, H.A, Shandilya, J, Goodfellow, S.J, Shore, P, Medler, K.F. and Roberts, S.G.E. (2012). Repression of transcription by WT1-BASP1 requires the myristoylation of BASP1 and the PIP2-dependent recruitment of histone deacetylase. Cell Reports2, 462-469.
Toska, E, Shandilya, J, Goodfellow, S.J, Medler, K.F. and Roberts, S.G.E. (2013). WT1-BASP1 complex requires prohibitin to mediate transcriptional repression. Oncogene, In Press
In her letter updating us Eneda wrote,"Thank you so much Dr.Witz. Naz gave me a great education and foundations which I extensively used at UB." We congratulated Eneda on her accomplishments and hope she keeps in touch.
On Thursday, October 10, 2013, the Pre-Health Professions Club welcomed Kelly Noble ('11) to come back to Nazareth College, tour Peckham Hall, and speak with current students about her experiences preparing for medical school and what being a medical student is like. Kelly is currently a 2nd year medical student a the University of Buffalo School of Medicine.
On August 11, 2012, Dr. Brian Witz (Chair, Department of Biology) and Megan Floyd ('12, Environmental Science), attended the World Congress of Herpetology Meeting in Vancouver, BC, to present their research titled, Elisa Immunoassay for Chitinase in the Eastern Fence Lizard, Sceloporus undulatus.
The mission of the World Congress of Herpetology (WCH) is to promote herpetological research, education and conservation, by facilitating communication between individuals, societies and other organisations engaged in the study of amphibians and reptiles.