Stony Brook University student, Jesse Pace, who has spent four years as an integral part of the Mallipattu Lab in the nephrology division, has been honored with the 2020 Provost's Award for Academic Excellence.
This award is given annually to a very select number of graduating seniors who have shown true academic excellence, not just in the classroom, but also through research, creative activities or through building a stronger academic community.
As a biochemistry major in the Honors College, Jesse's nephrology research is primarily focused on the Kruppel-Like Factor family of transcription factors involved in regulating cellular processes in the kidney.
In June 2019, he was highlighted as a Stony Brook University student spotlight.
"We are proud of all our graduates, but we are especially proud of students like you who have made such a difference, and who promise to continue to make a difference long after they have left Stony Brook," says Charles L. Robbins, Vice Provost Undergraduate Education and Student Success/Dean of the Undergraduate Colleges, Office of the Provost.
Following his 2020 graduation, Jesse will begin an ambitious MD/PhD dual-degree training at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Department of Medicine extends deep gratitude to Jesse for his industrious commitment to the Mallipattu lab, and wishes him the best of luck, and continued success, in his future endeavors.