Student From The Leak Lab Wins Neuroscience Research Excellence Award
A graduate student whose senior thesis was performed in the laboratory of Dr. Rehana Leak has been presented with the University of Pittsburgh's Neuroscience Research Excellence Award.
Dr. Leak, Associate Professor of Pharmacology at Duquesne University School of Pharmacy and Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, nominated Deepti Pant for the award. The award recognizes "students who have excelled in the laboratory as evidenced by an unusually high level of productivity, profound commitment to completion of a research project, and great potential for a career in research." The Pitt Neuroscience faculty voted unanimously in favor of Deepti Pant as one of the recipients of this award.
Pant is the second of Dr. Leak's students to receive the award. The previous student, Ajay Unnithan, entered medical school at UNC Chapel Hill after leaving the Leak lab and is now publishing clinical research papers on which he is the first and corresponding author.
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