Public Release:  MARC travel awards announced for the June 2013 FASEB science research conferences

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipient for the FASEB Science Research Conferences held in June, 2013. These awards are meant to promote the entry of underrepresented minority students, postdoctorates and scientists into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at the FASEB Science Research Conferences. This year MARC conferred 5 awards totaling $8,000.

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.

FASEB MARC Travel Awards for the June 2013 FASEB Science Research Conferences:

Regulation and Function of Small GTPases, June 2-7, 2013, Steamboat Springs, CO

Tikvah Hayes, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Biology Chemistry of Vision, June 9-14 2013, Steamboat Springs, CO

Dr. Melina Agosto, Baylor College of Medicine

Ion Channel Regulation, June 16-21, 2013, Nassau, Bahamas

Tracey Hermanstyne, Washington University, St. Louis

Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Dynamics in Health, Disease and Aging, June 16-28, 2013, Big Sky, MT

Iliana Soto, University of Miami Medical School

Molecular Mechanisms and Physiological Consequences of Protein Aggregation, June 23-28, 2013, Big Sky, MT

Dr. Cyrus Bett, University of California San Diego [APS, & Protein Society Member]

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