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Two Biochemistry Researchers Receive 2020 Women in Science Awards

Please join us in congratulating the Biochemistry Recipients of 2020 MCW Women in Science Awards!

Eugenia WulffWomen in Science Student Award: Eugenia Wulff (Olivier-Van Stichelen Lab)

Eugenia Wulff is a third-year graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry, under the supervision of Dr. Stephanie Olivier-Van Stichelen. Her research focuses on the importance of the nutrient-responsive glycosylation (O-GlcNAcylation) in pre- and post-natal development. She wishes to understand how sugar consumption in pregnancy and lactation impacts offspring’s metabolic development by modifying proteins and signaling pathways early on.

Edward J. Lennon Outstanding Woman Postdoctoral Researcher Award: Jennifer Stancill, PhD (Corbett Lab)

Jennifer Stancill, PhDDr. Stancill was born and raised in North Carolina, in a suburb of Winston-Salem. Being a Tar Heel her entire life, it was natural for her to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in biology, with minors in chemistry and music. Her first introduction to research was during her summer breaks from UNC at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, where she studied mutations affecting susceptibility to pelvic organ prolapse in women. After graduating in 2011, she moved to Nashville, TN, to pursue her PhD in cell and developmental biology at Vanderbilt University. There, under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Magnuson, she began her diabetes-centered research focus. During this time, she also decided that she wanted to pursue an academic research career, with a continued focus on beta-cell biology. After earning her PhD in 2017, she made the move to MCW to begin her postdoctoral work with Dr. John Corbett in the Department of Biochemistry. When Dr. Stancill is not in the lab, she enjoys serving on the Postdoctoral Advisory Committee, playing the clarinet, doing Zumba dance workouts, and baking.