Holly Tamski, a second year Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. student, was selected as a finalist in the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) Langman Graduate Student Platform Presentation Award competition held by the AAA at the recent Experimental Biology (EB) national conference. Her abstract was blindly pre-judged and the top six highest scores were selected to compete in this award.

Holly Tamski, Ph.D. student, on left in blue lab coat

Tamski said, “The award session included six graduate students selected from 230 submissions, so just being selected as a finalist for this was a huge deal and a great honor.”

She presented her talk “Validation of a Unilateral Heating Model to Increase Hindlimb Length in Growing Mice” in the graduate student platform award session. She presented the same talk again in an Anatomy special symposium on the topic of Vascularization and Bone Regeneration just three days later at the EB Conference. Only six presenters were chosen to give this oral presentation, and Holly was the only graduate student.

Dr. Maria Serrat




Dr. Maria Serrat, Tamski’s faculty advisor, was also selected to speak in the same bone symposium. Her talk was titled “Hindlimb Heating Increases Vascular Access of Large Molecules to Murine Tibial Growth Plates Measured by In Vivo Multiphoton Imaging.”

Serrat was selected, based on blind abstract judging, to receive a $500 Young Faculty Travel Award from the American Association of Anatomists.