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Symposium Awards Go To Seven Texas A&M Postdoctoral Researchers

September 27, 2018

Winners pose with awards

By Texas A&M University Research Communications and Public Relations Staff

Seven postdoctoral researchers earned awards for presentations they made during the third annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium at Texas A&M University, the Division of Research announced today.

The Symposium, which highlighted research conducted by Texas A&M postdoctoral researchers, took place on Sept. 19, at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex.  Twenty-two postdoctoral researchers from Texas A&M gave flash talks while 20 delivered poster presentations.

Awards were given in four categories:

  • Distinguished Postdoctoral Flash-Talk Presentations – first place, Shahina Rahman, postdoctoral research associate, Department of Statistics, and second place, Peter Brown, research scientist, Department of Physics and Astronomy, both in the College of Science.
  • People’s Choice Distinguished Postdoctoral Flash Talk Presentation – Samantha Bell, postdoctoral research associate, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, and Danila Cuomo, postdoctoral research associate, Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, both in the College of Medicine.
  • Distinguished Postdoctoral Poster Presentation – first place, Jolene Ramsey, postdoctoral research associate, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and second place, Natividad Fuentes, postdoctoral research associate, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, both in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • People’s Choice Distinguished Postdoctoral Poster Presentation – Shakirat Adetunji, graduate research scientist, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

About the Texas A&M Postdoctoral Association: The Texas A&M Postdoctoral Association fosters a sense of community among postdoctoral scholars, advocates and serves as a representative voice of postdoctoral scholars, and strives to improve the quality of the postdoctoral experience at Texas A&M. For more information about the Texas A&M PDA and how to become involved, visit and contact To receive information about postdoc opportunities and events, join the postdoc listserv by emailing Shannon Eyre,

About Research at Texas A&M University: As one of the world’s leading research institutions, Texas A&M is at the forefront in making significant contributions to scholarship and discovery, including that of science and technology. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M ranked in the top 20 of the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development survey (2016), based on expenditures of more than $892.7 million in fiscal year 2016. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world. To learn more, visit

Media contact: Shannon Eyre,, (979) 862-6437

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