Nowinski Awarded Powers Fellowship
Sara Nowinski, a graduate student in the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology has been named as a 2013-2014 Powers Fellow.
Nowinski studies under the direction of Dr. Ted Mills, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology. Mills' lab focuses on understanding the relationship between changes in mitrochondrial metabolism and carcinogenesis, and Nowinski, specifically, focuses on the mechanisms by which uncoupling protein 3 antagonizes skin cancer development.
Prior to coming to the university to pursue her Ph.D. in the Mills' lab, Nowinski earned a bachelor in art degree in biology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. She entered the college's Pharmacology and Toxicology Division in Summer 2008 as the sole recipient of the highly-competitive division fellowship. She joined Mills' lab in January 2009. In December 2011, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation named her as recipient of the pre-doctoral fellowship in pharmacology/toxicology.
The Powers Graduate Fellowship Program was created in 2009 from a donation through the Foundation for Global Sports Development. These fellowships are among the most prestigious fellowships awarded by the UT Graduate School with recipients considered to be among the most academically competitive scholars on the UT Austin campus.