Lab events


April 2023: Welcome Terrin!

Terrin Farris joins the Costantini lab!

March 2023: Congrats to Lauren!

Lauren is starting graduate school in the fall at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

March 2023: Congrats to Jessilin!

Jessilin is starting graduate school in the fall at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


December 2022: Winter 2022 Undergraduate Graduation!

Jessilin and Lauren graduated with their BS degrees from NCCU Biological and Biomedical Department!

November 2022: Costantini lab at ABRCMS, Anaheim, CA

Jessilin, Lauren and Lindsey traveled to California for ABRCMS. Jessilin and Lauren presented posters. Congrats Jessilin for poster presentation award!

October 2022: Congrats Cynthia!

Cynthia Obilor successfully completed her PhD Qualifying Exam!

July 2022: Undergraduate Symposium Presentations

Ariana Duval as a GCB Duke Summer Scholars presented at Duke’s summer undergraduate symposium.

Arianna Duvall 2022 NCCU summer undergraduate

Jessilin Collins as a HBCU-bridge Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) presented her summer research at the UNC-CH’s undergraduate symposium.

Jessilin Collins NCCU undergraduate
March 2022: NCCU GURS Symposium

Amr Waly, Cynthia Obilor and Jessilin Collins represented the Costantini Lab at the 2022 NCCU Graduate and Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Congrats to Amr and Cynthia! Amr was awarded 1st place and Cynthia won 2nd for their oral presentations.

Pictured Cynthia, Amr, Megan, Jessilin, Lindsey, Jenny


December 2021: Congrats Ernest!

Ernest Canty successfully completed his MS in Biological and Biomedical Science.

November 2021: PhD student joins the lab

Jenny Kneas Travis joined the lab to complete her PhD research!

June 2021: Welcome Megan!

Megan Martin joined the Costantini lab!

January 2021: Congrats Cynthia!

Cynthia accepted into NCCU INBS PhD program! Cynthia will complete her PhD research in the Costantini lab.


November 2020: Congrats Jayla!

Graduate student successfully defends her Master’s thesis

Pictured Jayla Calhoun
October 2020: MS student declare Costantini Lab!

Cynthia Obilor joined the lab to conduct her Master’s thesis research!

August 2020: Graduate student declare Costantini Lab

Ernest Canty join the lab to conduct his research!

June 2020: Congrats Lizzie!

1st graduate student successfully defends her Master’s thesis 

Pictured Elizabeth Goins
April 2020: NIH SCORE (SC2) Grant Awarded!

1st NIH funded grant awarded for the laboratory 


July 2019: UNC Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

Poster presentation, “The effects of ethanol and acetate on KSHV reactivation” John W. Leland, Elizabeth Goins, Lindsey M. Costantini

Pictured Jack W. Leland and Lindsey M. Costantini
June 2019: Electron microscope arrives at NCCU from UNC-CH!
Phillips CM12 Transmission Electron Microscope on loading dock

CM12 in its new home at NCCU, reassembly in progress.
May 2019: NCCU Undergraduate Graduation

Jordyn Montague graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science degree.


December 2018: Masters student declare Costantini Lab

Jayla Calhoun and Elizabeth Goins join the lab to conduct their Master’s thesis research!

August 2018: Costantini Lab Established
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