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Contact: Gail Pinder
gpinder@faseb.org
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Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

MARC travel awards announced for the GSA: 19th International C. elegans Meeting

Bethesda, MD FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the GSA: 19th International C. elegans Meeting in Los Angeles, CA from June 26-30, 2013. These awards are meant to promote the entry of students, postdoctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at the GSA: 19th International C. elegans Meeting.

Awards are given to poster/platform presenters and faculty mentors paired with the students/trainees they mentor. This year MARC conferred 6 awards totaling $9,250.

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.

POSTER/ORAL PRESENTERS (FASEB MARC PROGRAM)
Heather Bennett, Brown University [GSA member]
Joseph Beyene, San Francisco State University
Anastacia Garcia, University of North Texas
Nathaly Salazar-Vasquez, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey [GSA member]

FACULTY/MENTOR & STUDENTS/MENTEES (FASEB MARC PROGRAM)
Dr. David Miller, Vanderbilt University [GSA member]
Rodrigo Guillen, Vanderbilt University [GSA member]

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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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