Nellie McLean (L) and Phillida Charley
Phillida Charley graduated from Fort Lewis College in April, 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cell & Molecular Biology. She currently is attending graduate school at Colorado State University in pursuit of a PhD studying infectious diseases in the Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology program.
In April, 2012, Nellie McLean graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Fort Lewis College. She began the National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) program, working in Dr. Baier’s diabetes research lab, in the NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) facility in Phoenix, AZ.
The NIH-MARC Kick-Off Dinner was held in January 2011 with Joslynn S. Lee as the keynote speaker. Joslynn was an NIH-MARC awardee while at FLC and graduated in 2006 with an emphasis in biochemistry and a degree in chemistry. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Northeastern University, where she recently received a highly competitive National Science Foundation-funded Graduate Research Fellowship. Prior to starting graduate school Joslynn worked at VRTX Pharmaceuticals. She is pictured here with MARC Program Director, Dr. Les Sommerville.