Boyce Award Winner: Rosha Poudyal

Rosha Poudyal presenting at the 2017 Medical Guild Graduate Research Competition.

Graduate student and member of Dr. Michael Kladde’s laboratory, Rosha Poudyal is the recipient of the Wanda and Richard Boyce Award for her outstanding graduate research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In total, three of our senior graduate students, Brittney Rife, Kristen Solocinski and Rosha Poudyal, competed in the Boyce competition.  All three gave excellent presentations and garnered significant support from their graduate student peers and faculty.  Rosha received the most votes and was the winner of the 2017 Boyce competition.

Rosha was then invited to represent the Department of Biochemstiry and Molecualr Biology at the The 42nd annual The Medical Guild of the College of Medicine Graduate Student Competition on April 7th where she gave a 15-minute presentation and respond to a 5-minute Q&A session on her topic, “The Epigenomes of Latent and Lytic Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus”.  A panel of faculty judges assessed the students on their presentation in addition to their overall research accomplishments, including publications, presentations, awards and academic performance. Rosha was awarded a bronze monetary award on behalf of the UF Medical Guild.

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The guild was founded in 1959 and comprises UF College of Medicine faculty and spouses. In addition to these awards, the guild also supports health care programs and facilities at UF Health through grants and donations.

The event also recognized the winners of the Council of Academic Chairs Scholarship, the Advancement to Candidacy and the newly created Education Initiative Award. Two faculty members also received the 2016-2017 Doctoral Mentoring Award.  For a full list of award recipients click here.

Congratulations, Rosha!