Melissa is the recipient of an Austin Hooey Graduate Award. The Hooey award is the highest honor that CBE bestows on graduate students, and recognizes those students who have demonstrated the highest research quality and productivity, and who have demonstrated a track record of service to their research group, department, and community. The Hooey award is given to two graduate students each semester, and is selected by a group of their peers from the Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association.
Melissa was recognized for her stellar research accomplishments, her contributions in founding our lab, participating in leadership roles in CBE W.O.M.E.N, and for helping to create the Cold Spring Harbor Synthetic Biology Summer Course.
We are all proud of Melissa!