Mentored Travel Awards Announced for Experimental Biology 2017

April 14, 2017

FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the 2017 Experimental Biology meeting, held at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, April 22-26, 2017.  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 2017 EB Meeting.  This year MARC conferred 42 awards totaling $74,185.

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 Mentored Travel Award:

Liliana Aguayo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Alex Avendano, The Ohio State University 
Maigen Bethea, The University of Alabama, Birmingham 
Todd Castleberry, Texas Women's University 
Kimberly Cooney, University of Arkansas 
Marshall Ellison, Meharry Medical College 
Christian Garcia, University of Florida 
Christine Ghobrial, SUNY Downstate 
Jorge Granados, Texas A&M University 
Christopher Hinojo, University of South Florida 
Cameron Hopkins-Harrington, North Carolina A&T State University 
Sharmin Hossain, University of Massachusetts Amherst 
Anthony Jones, SUNY at Buffalo 
Anahi McIntyre, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Alicia Ortiz, Northeastern University 
Jordan MKI Oshiro, Purdue University 
Thomas Parks, University of South Florida 
Melissa Reiterer, Florida Atlantic University 
Gerard Robinson, University of Florida 
Matthew Romero, Auburn University 
Lyndsey Ruiz, University of California, Davis 
Kristin Skubic, Saint Louis University 
Crystal Taylor, University of Alabama Birmingham
David Umbaugh, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 
Juliany Vega, University of Buffalo, SUNY 
Elizabeth Villegas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Aurellia Whitmore, Florida A & M University 
Diarra Williams, Texas A&M University 
Ling Xu, Florida International University 
Prekshi Aggarwal, Drexel University 
Yamixa Delgado-Reyes, University of Puerto Rico 
Diana Hernandez, University of Miami 
Santosh Yadav, Tulane University 
Delilah Cummings, Medgar Evers College 
Deborah Dele-Oni, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth 
Iman Farid, Rochester Institute of Technology  
Ernest Fatoke-Osobukola, Medgar Evers College 
Samantha Gonzalez, Texas Tech University 
Andrea Nillas, University of South Carolina School of Medicine 
Brianna Thomas, Southern University and A&M College 
Jesus Adrian Vega-Lugo, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus

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