BMI Weekly News - June 10, 2024

BMI Weekly Newsletter

June 10, 2024


  • Congratulations to Apoorva Rao! She successfully defended her Master’s thesis, “Characterization of Vibrio cholerae Colonization Factors in Zebrafish” from BMB. Mentor: Dr. Jeffery Withey
  • The BMI Department Picnic will be on August 19th at Shelter 12 on Belle Isle. We will be sending out the flyer soon!
  • Professor and BMI Chair, Phil Pellett, would like to share a message Sent on behalf of Dr. Peter Jones.

    Dear Philip,
    Van Andel Institute will offer our next fully funded Postdoc Preview event Sept. 12–14, 2024. Postdoc Preview helps prospective postdocs determine if VAI will be a good fit for them. The deadline to apply is July 16, and the application is simple (CV and personal information only). 
    Please find information about Postdoc Preview and our other postdoc training programs below. We appreciate you sharing these opportunities with colleagues and graduate students in your department or institution. 
    We look forward to welcoming exceptional postdocs to the Institute. Should you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or contact Dr. Erica Gobrogge ( in our Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

    Peter A. Jones, PhD, DSc (hon)
    President and Chief Scientific Officer 
    Van Andel Institute 
  • See attachment with continuing information about the Van Andel Institute and the Postdoc Program.


  • No BMI events scheduled for this week and the upcoming week.

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