Congratulations to Stephanie Ackerson for her article being selected as the Cindy & Dan Carson Best Graduate Student Paper of the Year Award! Stephanie’s paper, “Human CTC1 promotes TopBP1 stability and CHK1 phosphorylation in response to telomere dysfunction and global replication stress” was published in the journal Cell Cycle. It describes how the human CST complex functions in the DNA damage response and the protection of telomeres from being targeted as damaged DNA by the cell. Her work may have implications with respect to the design of new cancer treatments. Read more about Stephanie's exciting work here!