Yunlu defended his PhD and graduated last September. But we just got word that he won not one, but TWO awards for his work in the lab!
The first is the Fleming Prize for an outstanding PhD dissertation in UVA Biology. On top of his excellent PhD dissertation, he made big advances in his field and also had a high-profile paper come out in 2019. As part of the Fleming Prize, Yunlu will receive a cash prize, an engraved Jefferson cup, and an invitation to return to UVA in the future to present his postdoctoral research to the department.
The second award is the James Dent Award. This is awarded for a dissertation or publication in developmental biology or endocrinology, plus interest and potential in one or both of these fields, and a dedication to the principles of scholarship and personal integrity which marked the tenure of Professor Dent at UVA.
Congratulations Yunlu, and we can't wait for your return visit to give a seminar on your new postdoctoral work!
Sarah Kucenas (Email)