Congratulations Suleman Hussain, Ph.D.!!!


Suleman HussainOn September 15th, 2016, Pharmacology graduate student Suleman Hussain (pictured left) presented his dissertation defense titled: 'Therapeutic potential of Nexrutine® in radiosensitization: Involvement of Ribosomal Protein S6 Kinase B1' to a lecture hall audience, whose members included his defense committee. He then went through a review of his dissertation and a question and answer process with the defense committee, before he was notified that he had successfully defended his dissertation and would be receiving his Ph.D.!

Dr. FrazerThe Department of Pharmacology held a reception on September 29th, 2016, in the Pharmacology Conference Room, to honor Dr. Hussain's accomplishment and to present him with his graduation 'gift', a personalized, custom, office chair. Dr. A. Pratap KumarDepartment of Pharmacology Professor and Chairman, Alan Frazer, Ph.D. (above, right), recognized Suleman's accomplishments and contributions as a Pharmacology graduate student including receiving numerous awards for his thesis work, which consists of recognition from professional societies such as American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). In addition to several travel awards, he has also received awards and/or recognition for, but not limited to: being selected for the ASPET Mentoring Network Program for 2016-2017, received the Young Investigator Award at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research in 2015 and received the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)-Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Scholar-in-Training Award in 2014. He also has numerous publications and abstracts as first author and co-author. Suleman's mentor, Professor in the Department of Medicine's Urology division, A. Pratap Kumar, Ph.D. (above, left), also commented on the great work Suleman has done in the labs...running experiments, mentoring, training, problem solving and numerous other duties requested of him. In addition, the Graduate School Dean's Office presented Suleman with another gift...a new leather briefcase!

Suleman graciously thanked everyone for their support and will be starting a postdoctoral fellowship in Simon Powell/Daniel Higginson laboratory (Chair of Radiation Oncology) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC this October. He will study the inherent DNA repair processes which affect radiation sensitivity to tumors.

Congratulations Dr. Suleman Hussain!!!

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Dr. Frazer w/Suleman and Chair Dr. Kumar and Suleman Dr. Frazer w/Suleman and Chair