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Trainees Present at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Headquarters

January 31st, 2024

Dr. Jamie Marks-Solomonow, PhD and Dr. Jack Rayner, PhD recently had the opportunity to present their current research at the Biology Integration Institute (BII) meeting held at the National Science Foundation (NSF) headquarters. This event served as a platform for each BII institute to share their research findings and insights as well as provide updates on their various programmatic milestones.

Pictured: Dr. Jamie Marks-Solomonow, PhD from Dr. Anne Bronikowski’s Lab at MSU giving her presentation on the aging process in painted turtle populations revealing sex-specific variations in mitochondrial function.

Four IISAGE Trainees Awarded Travel Fellowship for Fall 2024

December 15th, 2023

For the fall semester, IISAGE awarded four trainees with an Interlaboratory Travel Fellowship: Eric Randolph, Tristan Young, Yifei Fang, and Martina Dalikova. This award aims to enable postdoctoral fellows and/or graduate student members to engage in cross-disciplinary training by visiting any of our 11 participating laboratories. These visits offer IISAGE trainees the chance to acquire knowledge in a method not presently accessible at their home institution, guided by an expert within the IISAGE network.

If you are an IISAGE trainee interested in receiving this amazing award, please visit for more information on how to apply.

Pictured: Yifei Fang, a PhD student from Dr. Ellie Duan’s Lab at Cornell, visiting Dr. Ritambhara Singh’s lab at Brown to learn machine learning techniques for analyzing sequencing data.