Jacob Subash, a first-year medical student at East Carolina University, is the recipient of the 2014 Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award.
Subash conducted his research, “Protein synthesis regulation in the germ line affects gamete differentiation,” under the direction of Dr. Brett Keiper, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU.
Subash enrolled at ECU as an East Carolina Scholar, the university’s top undergraduate scholarship program, and was an early assurance entrant to medical school. He received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry in May, graduating magna cum laude. He was named the Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Senior at ECU for 2012-2013.
He is a 2009 graduate of J.H. Rose High School and the son of Dorothy Subash and Subash Raghavan.
Subash’s award includes a $500 prize. He plans to use it to study abroad next year.
Two students received honorable mentions for their research. Mukund Patel was recognized for work completed under the direction of Dr. Stefan Clemens, an associate professor of physiology at the Brody School of Medicine. Chelsea Hughes was recognized for her thesis completed under the direction of Dr. Derrick Wirtz, an associate professor of psychology at ECU.
The award is hosted by Joyner Library and was presented Dec. 4 at the library.