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MARC travel awards announced for Immunology 2014, the American Association of Immunologists Annual Meeting

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the American Association of Immunologists Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA from May 2-6, 2014. 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 the Immunology 2014 annual meeting. This year MARC conferred 37 awards totaling $61,050.

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 groups engaged in biomedical and behavioral research.

The following participants have been selected to receive a FASEB MARC Travel Award:

Daniel Abebayehu, Virginia Commonwealth University
Hiam Abdala Valencia, Northwestern University
George Agak, UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine
Bianca Bautista, University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Preston Burnley, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Javier Cabrera-Perez, University of Minnesota
Chavez Carter, Cornell University
Rodney Dorand, Jr., Case Western Reserve University
Akinola Emmanuel, The University of Chicago
Felicia Emery, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Mayya Geha, Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston
Miguel-Angel Gutierrez, University of California, Los Angeles
Joseph Larkin, III, University of Florida
Stephania Libreros, Florida Atlantic University
Monica Macal, University of California, San Diego
Hadijat Makinde, Rush University Medical Center
Ryan Martinez, Emory University
Temet McMichael, The Ohio State University
Munir Mosaheb, Boston University
Crystal Morales, University of Connecticut Health Center
Albanus Moguche, University of Washington
Susan Olalekan, Rush University Medical Center
Michael Opata, University of Texas, Medical Branch
Antonio Pegan, University of Washington
Amber Pappillion, Upstate Medical University
Mesias Pedroza, Baylor College of Medicine
Pablo Penaloza, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Amina Abdul Qayum, Virginia Commonwealth University
Sesquile Ramon, Harvard Medical School
Pablo Romagnoli, University of Connecticut Health Center
Eric Scott, North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kindra Stokes, Pennsylvania State University
Marie-Clare St. Rose, University of Connecticut Health Center
Damian Turner, Columbia University
Rebecca Wilshusen, University of Nebraska Medical Center


Dr. Bolaji Thomas, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jenelle Noble, Rochester Institute of Technology


FASEB is composed of 26 societies with more than 120,000 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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