East Carolina University student Jacob Subash was named the winner of the 2014 Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award, hosted by Joyner Library.
Subash’s research, “Protein synthesis regulation in the germ line affects gamete differentiation,” was completed under the direction of Dr. Brett Keiper, associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the Brody School of Medicine.
As an undergraduate, Subash was honored as an EC Scholar, a recipient of the Brody School of Medicine Early Assurance Award and the Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Senior for 2012-13. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biochemistry in May 2013.
Honorable mentions were awarded to Mukund Patel, for work completed under the direction of Dr. Stefan Clemens, associate professor in the Department of Physiology at the Brody School of Medicine and Chelsea Hughes, for her thesis completed under the direction of Dr. Derrick Wirtz in the Department of Psychology.
Members of the ECU community are invited to attend the Bassman Award Ceremony, which is scheduled for 4 p.m. Dec. 4 in Room 2409, Joyner Library.