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Conferrings: PhD in Biochemistry 2015

18 Jun 2015
Dr Joanna Stanicka and Professor Dave Sheehan, Head of School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC. Photo credit: Mary Heapes, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology.

On 18 June 2015 at a joint SEFS/Medicine and Health conferring, four students graduated from this School with PhD degrees; Drs Alina Kondrashina and Alicia Waters (Professor Papkovsky’s lab), Dr Joanna Stannika (Professor Cotter’s lab) and Dr Siti Nurtahirah (Tahirah) Jaafar (Professor Sheehan’s lab).

Professor Dave Sheehan, Head of School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC pictured with Dr Siti Nurtahirah (Tahirah) Jaafar and her familyDr Siti Nurtahirah (Tahirah) Jaafar pictured with her extended family some of whom travelled from Malaysia to attend her conferring ceremony. Photo credit: Mary Heapes, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology.

Dr Siti Nurtahirah (Tahirah) Jaafar with her two daughters
Dr Siti Nurtahirah (Tahirah) Jaafar with her daughters. Photo credit: Mary Heapes, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology.

Dr Siti Nurtahirah (Tahirah) Jaafar  came to UCC from the School of Marine Science, Terengannu University, Malaysia. She is now working as an academic in her home University.

Dr Joanna Stanicka and Professor Dave Sheehan, Head of School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC
Dr Joanna Stanicka and Professor Dave Sheehan, Head of School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC. Photo credit: Mary Heapes, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology.

Dr Joanna Stannika came to Ireland from Poland and completed both her BSc and PhD at UCC (with Professsor Tom Cotter). Her family including her mother and grandmother were able to travel to Ireland for her conferring. Joanna was a recipient of the Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award in 2011. The Professor Art Champlin medal is awarded annually to the top student graduating BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry. She is presently working as a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Rosemary O’Connor’s group.

Dr Alina Kondrashina and Professor Dmitri Papkovsky Dr Alina Kondrashina and Professor Dmitri Papkovsky. Photo credit: Mary Heapes, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology.

Dr Alina Kondrashina is a graduate of Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia and is pictured at her PhD conferring with her supervisor, Professor Dmitri Papkovsky. Alina is presently on maternity leave in Cork, looking after her beautiful daughter Anna.

Professor Dmitri Papkovsky and Dr Alicia Waters
Professor Dmitri Papkovsky and Dr Alicia Waters. Photo credit: Mary Heapes, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology.

Dr Alicia Waters is pictured at her conferring with her supervisor, Professor Dmitri Papkovsky of this School. She is presently Associate Research Fellow at University of Exeter, UK.

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