Six postdocs honored with achievement awards

Collage of six photos of postdoctoral scholars

Top row: Frank Castelli '05, M.S. '14, Ph.D. '17; Annika Huber, Ph.D. '19; Javier Jaimes, Ph.D. '19; Bottom row: Melisa Medina-Rivera; Mathura Umachandran; Sophia Ziemian, Ph.D. '20

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Six postdoctoral scholars have been honored with Postdoc Achievement Awards, as part of Cornell’s celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, celebrated Sept. 20-24.

The awards and recipients are:

  • Achievement Award for Excellence in Community Engagement: Annika Huber, Ph.D. ‘19 (chemical and biomolecular engineering), and Javier Jaimes, Ph.D. ’19 (microbiology and immunology)
  • Achievement Award for Excellence in Leadership: Frank Castelli ‘05, M.S. ’14, Ph.D. ‘17 (neurobiology and behavior) and Mathura Umachandran (classics)
  • Achievement Award for Excellence in Mentoring: Melisa Medina-Rivera (nutritional sciences) and Sophia Ziemian, Ph.D. ‘20 (biomedical engineering)

[…]“Postdocs are essential to the Cornell community,” said Christine Holmes, director of postdoctoral studies. “In addition to contributing excellent research, postdocs serve as mentors, leaders and engaged members in their departments, at Cornell more broadly and in national and international contexts as well.”

Read all of Six postdocs honored with achievement awards by Katya Hrichak in the Cornell Chronicle. (Published September 27, 2021)