Malinee is awarded the John E. Kinsella Prize in recognition of her outstanding graduate research dissertation

No investigation without wonder, no observation without joy, no understanding without humility.

Today Malinee Sriariyanum was awarded the John E. Kinsella Prize for her work on isolation and characterization of the Ax21 pathogen associated molecular pattern.

The joyful awardee and her proud mentors:


Associate Dean Jan Hopmans, Malinee Sriariyanun, and myself

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Sweet! Congrats Malinee. I'm sure it's one of the early ones that you'll put on your CV which will be loaded with future successes.

Best wishes on your onward and upward trajectory!

Nothing natural is "manicured". It's your choice, or at least the result of decisions you'd otherwise claim to have made. You're describing your normative existence, nothing more, nothing less. If you thought of yourself as an aspect of history you might ask how your social life became so denuded of variety; bounded by preconceptions -by others' ideas rather than by your own experience. It originates in a phobia of subjectivity I guess..