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Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

MARC travel awards announced for EB 2013

Bethesda, MD – FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the Experimental Biology 2013 (EB 2013) meeting in Boston, MA from April 20-24, 2013. These awards are meant to promote the entry of students, post doctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at EB 2013.

MARC TRAVEL AWARDS ANNOUNCED FOR EB 2013

Awards are given to poster/platform presenters and faculty mentors paired with the students/trainees they mentor. This year MARC conferred 133 awards totaling $246,050.

The FASEB MARC Program is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. A primary goal of the MARC Program is to increase the number and competitiveness of underrepresented minorities engaged in biomedical and behavioral research.

EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY 2013 TRAVEL AWARD RECIPIENTS
April 20-24, 2013 – Boston, MA

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/FASEB
POSTER/ORAL PRESENTERS

Byron Aguilar, Florida A & M University [ASBMB member]
Elinette Albino-Rodriguez, Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences [ASBMB member]
Andres Betancourt-Torres, University of California San Diego, School of Pharmacy [ASBMB member]
Tyler Burton, Eastern Kentucky University [ASBMB member]
Lindsay Celada , Tennessee State University [ASBMB member]
Joseph Chaney, Purdue University [ASBMB member]
Jerfiz Constanzo, University of Texas, Southwestern, Dallas [ASBMB member]
Christopher Davies, Purdue University [ASBMB member]
Tania Escobar, University of California San Diego [ASBMB member]
Marimar Hernandez, University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences [ASBMB member]
Jared Lindenberger, University of Toledo [ASBMB member]
Oliver Loson, California Institute of Technology [ASBMB member]
Deneshia McIntosh, Meharry Medical College [ASBMB member]
Karissa Neira, University of Rhode Island [ASBMB member]
Winder Perez, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School [ASBMB member]
Elizabeth Ransey, Carnegie Mellon University [ASBMB member]
Kristeena Ray, Marshall University [ASBMB member]
Amilcar Rivera, University of Puerto Rico [ASBMB member]
Treniqka Walters, Meharry Medical College [ASBMB member]

American Society for Investigative Pathology/FASEB
MINORITY TRAINEES

Angel Byrd, Brown University [ASIP member]
Clara Castillejo, Mercer University [ASIP member]
Evan Delgado, University of Pittsburgh [ASIP member]
Courtney Johnson, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University [ASIP member]
Lantz Mackey, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill [ASIP member]
Megan Meyer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [ASIP member]
Shantell Phillips, Texas Southern University [ASIP member]
Cindy Thomas-Charles, Stony Brook University [ASIP member]

American Society for Nutrition/FASEB
POSTER/ORAL PRESENTERS

Whitney Ajie, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign [ASN member]
Christine Akoh, Cornell University [ASN member]
Michelle Cardel, University of Colorado Denver [ASN member]
Ailton Coleman, University of Connecticut [ASN member]
Janet Diaz Matinez, Florida International University [ASN member]
Tixieanna Dissmore, Kansas State University [ASN member]
Erica Ebanks, University of California, Davis [ASN member]
Christopher Ford, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [ASN member]
Marie Kainoa Fialkowski, University of Hawaii at Manoa [ASN Member]
Christine Hutchison, Iowa State University [ASN Member]
Jennifer Jones, Iowa State University [ASN Member]
Monique LeMieux, Texas Tech University [ASN Member]
Shakira Nelson, Pennsylvania State University [ASN Member]
Sarah Owusu, Pennsylvania State University [ASN Member]
Giselle Pereira Pignotti, Arizona State University [ASN Member]
Nancy Rivera, University of California, Davis [ASN Member]
Elkhansa Sidahmed, University of Michigan [ASN Member]
Fred Tabung, University of South Carolina [ASN Member]
Breanne Wright, Purdue University [ASN Member]

American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics/FASEB
POSTER/ORAL PRESENTERS

Ekue Adamah-Biassi, University of Buffalo, SUNY [ASPET member]
Garrett Ainslie, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [ASPET member]
Andrea Boyd Tressler, Case Western Reserve University [ASPET member]
Alex Brewer-III, Baylor College of Medicine [ASPET member]
Brittany Butler, University of Florida [ASPET member]
Lincoln Edwards, Loma Linda University [ASPET member]
Antentor Hinton, Baylor College of Medicine [ASPET member]
Erin Jackson, University of Florida [ASPET member]
Olubukola Kalejaiye, Howard University [ASPET member]
Armando Larraga, University of California, Irvine [ASPET member]
LeeCole Legette, Oregon State University [ASPET member]
Kellianne Richardson, Virginia Commonwealth University [ASPET member]
Katherine Serafine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio [ASPET member]
Edwin Squirewell, University of Iowa [ASPET member]
MaKendra Umstead, Emory University [ASPET member]
Camille Webster, Florida A & M University [ASPET member]
Shannan White, Howard University [ASPET member]

POSTER/ORAL PRESENTERS (FASEB MARC PROGRAM)

Sherry Adesina, Emory University
Mustafa Al-Rubaiee, Howard University
David Anguiano, Texas State University –San Marcos [ASBMB member]
Adrian Chavez, Arizona State University [ASN member]
Gina Danielson, University of Minnesota
Kwame Doh, Howard University College of Medicine [APS member]
Sarah Deemer, Colorado State University [ACSM member]
Madeline Espineira, University of Arizona [APS member]
Allyson Fukuyama, University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine [APS member]
Esther Haugabrooks, Iowa State University [ASN member]
Angela Hilmers, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health [ASN member]
L'Aurelle Johnson, University of Minnesota [ASPET member]
Marquita Johnson, Florida A & M University
Luis Martinez, University of Houston, [ASPET member]
Carlos Monroy, University of Iowa [ASPET member]
Yasmeen Nkrumah-Elie, Oregon State University [ASN member]
Ahmed Nuhar, Medgar Evers College
Christian Ojo, Medgar Evers College
Anita Okpobirl, University of Texas at Austin [ASPET member]
Rachael Opoku, Medgar Evers College
Oluwakemi Phillips, University of South Florida
Roberto Puente, Texas State University-San Marcos
Jenaye Robinson, Texas Southern University [ASPET member]
Maria Serrano, Baylor College of Dentistry [AAA member]
Temitope Shoneye, Medgar Evers College
Daniel Spearman, University of Florida
Michelle Vekasy, Texas State University-San Marcos
Eric Vargas, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine
Robin Walker, Howard University
Clintoria Williams, Emory University [APS member]
Patricka Williams, Medgar Evers College
Bryan Williams, Wake Forest School of Medicine [APS member]

FACULTY/MENTOR & STUDENTS/MENTEES (FASEB MARC PROGRAM)

Dr. Caroline Appleyard, Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences [APS member]
Inevy Seguinot-Tarafa, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus
Dr. Anser Azim, Chicago State University [APS member]
Angela Hill, Chicago State University
Dr. Jerry Collins, Alabama A & M University [APS & BMES member]
DeShawn White, Alabama A & M University [BMES member]
Dr. Margaret Carroll, Medgar Evers College [ASBMB]
Fiana Bess, Medgar Evers College
Patrick Akande, Medgar Evers College
Dr. Oswald D'Auvergne, Southern University
John Douglas, Southern University
Russell Ledet, Southern University
Dr. Nadeem Fazal, Chicago State University [APS member]
Julia Sears, Chicago State University
Yaritza Lopez, Chicago State University
Dr. Georges Haddad, Howard University [APS member]
Nsini Umoh, Howard University [APS member]
Miara Jeffress, Howard University [APS member]
Dr. Thomas Landefeld, California State University Dominguez Hills [ENDO]
Cassandra Morrow, California State University Dominguez Hills
Dr. Corina Maeder, Texas State University-San Marcos [ASBMB member]
Jamie Correa, Texas State University-San Marcos
Bianca Rodriguez, Texas State University-San Marcos
Dr. Mohammad Newaz, Chicago State University [APS member]
Katarzyma Marek, Chicago State University
Alicia Nesbary, Chicago State University
Dr. Sunny Ohia, Texas Southern University [ASPET member]
Remmington Belford, Texas Southern University
Stanley Azubike, Texas Southern University
Dr. Catherine Opere, Creighton University [ASPET member]
Mitongu Kabasele, Texas Southern University
Dr. Adebayo Oyekan, Texas Southern University [APS member]
Ngozi Agu, Texas Southern University
Oluchi Emelogu, Texas Southern University
Dr. Maria Tejada-Simon, University of Houston [APS member]
Stacy Nguy, University of Houston
Tri Le, University of Houston
Dr. Momoh Yakubu, Texas Southern University [ASPET member]
Marissa Johnson, Texas Southern University

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FASEB is composed of 26 societies with more than 100,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.



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