BLACKSBURG, Va., May 13, 2004 – Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) faculty and staff recently hosted a luncheon to honor graduating student employees at the Institute's new Bioinformatics Facility I. Undergraduate and graduate students are employed in many positions at VBI, both administrative and scientific.

Senior undergraduate students are: Andrea Aten, Public Relations Assistant; Nathan Bruce, Genomic Lab Aide; Adam Childers, Executive Assistant; Robin Oakes, Public Relations Assistant; Maggie Pochyla, Undergraduate Research Student ; Tom Smith, Undergraduate Facilities Assistant; Catherine Tuck, Human Resources Assistant; Lindssy Vonherbulis, Undergraduate Research Student; and Phi Vu, Undergraduate Laboratory Assistant.

Graduate students are: Nishant Vaghela, Harsha Rajasimba, and Satyabrata Rout, all Graduate Research Assistants and Ivan Morozov, a VBI employee.

VBI appreciates the hard work and dedication that these students have shown.

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Published by Public Relations, May 12, 2004