Bethesda, MD— The Biophysical Society has announced the winner of its Minority Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society’s 53rd Annual Meeting at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts, February 28- March 4, 2009. The awards are meant to encourage participation at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting by minority students currently studying biophysics. Recipients will be honored at a reception on Saturday February 28, 2009.
The 2009 recipients of the Minority Travel Awards are:
Alexander Volkov and Kendall Coopwood, Oakwood University, “Effects of Ion and Water Channels Blockers and Uncouplers on the Dionaea Muscipula Ellis Trap Closure”
Lisette Fred, University of Florida, “Characterizing pH Inducted Conformational Changes in the ProSegment of Prorenin with Site-directed Spin Labeling”
Veronica Gonzalez, University of Chicago, “Kisspeptin and Female Reproductive Aging”
Nolan Harris, Rice University, “Is End-to-End Distance a Good Reaction Coordinate?”
Ariel Lewis-Ballester, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, “Substrate Stereoselectivity of Human Indoleamine 2,3- Dioxygenase”
Jessian Munoz, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey, “Functional Characterization of the Human Transient Receptor Potential Channel 7 (hTRPC7)”
Jason Robinson, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, “Differential Expression of Purinergic Regulator P2X7 between the Murine T-Cells and Macrophages”
Margarita Santiago, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Experimental Studies on Protein Folding in the Presence of the Hsp70 Chaperone System”
Sasha Shekhar, University of California, Santa Barbara, “The Chemical and Mechanical Characterization of Silicified and Iodinated Proteins in the California Sandcastle Worm, Phragmatopoma Californica”
Robert Steward, Carnegie Mellon University, “Examining Integrated Cell Structural Responses: Probing Cytoskeleton Behavior through a Coupled Dual-Mode Mechanical Stimulation Approach”
The Biophysical Society, founded in 1956, is a professional, scientific society established to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. The Biophysical Society's Annual Meeting is the world's largest meeting of biophysicists -over 6,000 attendees are expected. Over 3700 scientific abstracts have already been submitted for presentation at this event. For more information about the Meeting or the Society’s awards, visit http://www.biophysics.org or contact Ellen R. Weiss at (301) 634-7176 or email@example.com.
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