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As of fall semester 2018, eight students from around the world have set their sights on FIU’s Biochemistry Ph.D. Program, bringing the total to 23 biochemistry graduate students.

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Professor Kelly Rein (PI) and Professor Yuan Liu (Co-PI) have been awarded a $428K grant from the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Competitive Research Program. Their project is entitled: "An Intervention for Brevetoxin Induced Oxidative Stress" in collaboration with Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota.

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FIU biochemistry students and their professor, Yi Xiao, have patented a series of new tests that can quickly, accurately and cost-effectively confirm the presence of cocaine.

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BSI researcher and faculty member, Dr. Yuan Liu, was recently granted a U.S. Patent for her invention of a high throughput measurement of DNA base lesion repair capacity in human cell and tissue.

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The National Institutes of Health awarded FIU researchers nearly $2 million to study how targeting bacterial DNA can be used to kill antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

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Yaou Ren receives a 2017 Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society Student and New Investigator Travel Award.

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Worlds Ahead Biochemistry Ph.D. graduate Jill Beaver has been awarded an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Jose Chang and Ruipeng Lei earn graduate student poster awards at the 2017 Annual FIU Biomedical and Comparative Immunology Symposium.

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At FIU, Jill Beaver found inspiration in her biochemistry studies which have prepared her for a future in science education at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C. where she will be working in their Science Assessment Division.

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Dr. Yuan Liu's biochemistry graduate student, Jill Beaver, has received the Joshua E. Neimark Memorial Travel Assistance Award at the 2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The AAAS is the world's largest scientific society and this is the first time an FIU student has received the award. Congratulations!

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