TRAVEL AWARD

Travel Awards

A primary goal of SBUR is to provide travel grants/stipends to researcher trainees. These grants are in the form of $500 payments to support travel to/from the fall symposium. Award recipients must be SBUR members and a recipient is not allowed to receive the award in two consecutive years.

2016

Sinead Aherne, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa

Himanshu Arora, PhD
University of Miami

Hannah Brechka, BA
University of Chicago

Mark T. Cadena
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Justin Cotellessa
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Dibash K. Das, MA
Hunter College & CUNY Graduate Center

Sander B. Frank, PhD
University of Arizona Cancer Center

Praveen K. Jaiswal, PhD
LSU Health Science Center

Diya B. Joseph, BS
University of Wisconsin

Alan Lombard, PhD
UC Davis

Erin McAuley, BS, MS
University of Chicago

Dalton McLean
University of Wisconsin

Xiangqi Meng, PhD
Van Andel Research Institute

Petra Popovics, PhD
University of Miami

Swathi Ramakrishnan, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Fengtian Wang
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

2015

Karen Aitken, MD
SickKids Hospital

Cameron Armstrong, PhD
University of California, Davis

Zarine Balsara, MD, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital

Daniela Carreno, PhD
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Timothy Gauntner, MS
University of Illinois at Chicago

Oh-Joon Kwon, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Seok Joo Kwon, PhD
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Shyama Majumdar, PhD, MBA
University of Illinois at Chicago

David McIlwain, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine

Kathryn  Pellegrini, PhD
Emory University

Krizia Rohena-Rivera, BS
University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus

Kai Sha, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Eswar Shankar, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

Aisha Siebert, MPH
University of Rochester

Bethany Smith, PhD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Suman Suman, PhD
University of Louisville

Sam Thomas, BSC
University of Wisconsin

Jordan Vellky, BS
University of Wisconsin

Renee Vickman, PhD Candidate
Purdue University

Latanya Williams, PhD
University of Illinois

Lishi Xie, PhD
University of Illinois

2014

Arturo Araujo, PhD
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

David Austin
Vanderbilt University

Melissa A. Babcook, PhD
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Sara A. Colopy, DVM, PHD, DACVS
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jennifer A. Doll
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Leigh Ellis, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Daniel E. Frigo, PhD
University of Houston

Naihsuan C. Guy, MS, PhD
University of Texas at El Paso

Michael W. Hance, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

Christina A. M. Jamieson, PhD
University of California, San Diego

Kimberly P. Keil
University of Wisconsin Madison

Chengfei Liu, MD, PhD
University of California, Davis

Lu Miao, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Liu Che-Ming
China Medical University

Amy Pan
University of California, Davis

Preethi Ravindranathan, MS
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Kenny Roman, PhD
Northwestern University

Mirja Rotinen, PhD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Liang Wang, MS
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Hironobu Yamashita, PhD
Penn State University College of Medicine

2013

Nathan A. Damaschke, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kurtis Eisermann, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Rongbin Ge, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Pranav Gupta, PhD
Morehouse School of Medicine

Subhash Haldar
Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Peter C. Hollenhorst, PhD
Indiana University

Binod Kumar, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Geuntaek Lee, PhD
Rutgers, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Xue Sean Li, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Brittany Mihelich, BS
University of Illinois at Chicago

Michael R. Miller, BS
University of Iowa

Nishit K. Mukhopadhyay, PhD
Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Stephen F. Murphy, PhD
Northwestern University

Emuejevoke Olokpa, BS
Meharry Medical College

Ferenc G. Rick, MD, PhD
Miami VA Medical Center

Neha G. Sabnis, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Ashleigh B. Theberge, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Zunyi Wang, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison

2012

Lisa Abler, PhD
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Carmen Banuelos, PhD
Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Center

Jason Van Batavia, MD
Columbia University

Arun Bhardwaj, PhD
University of South Alabama

Nathaniel Brennan, PhD
Johns Hopkins

Joanne Collazo
University of Kentucky

Mehrnaz Gharaee-Kermani, DVM, MPH, PhD
University of Michigan

Magdalena Grabowska, PhD
Vanderbilt University

Donald Vander Griend, PhD
University of Chicago

Iawen Hsu, MS
University of Rochester

Sudeh Izadmehr, MS
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Yeon Suk Jung, PhD
University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey

Qi Lei
University of Pennsylvania

Scott Manson, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis

Khalid Masoodi, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Tristan Nicholson
University of Rochester

Mishra Rajeev, PhD
Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Shancheng Ren, MD, PhD
Shanghai Changhai Hospital

Douglas Strand, PhD
Vanderbilt University

Lifang Yang, MD, PhD
Eastern Virginia Medical School

2011

Alyssa Cates, BS
University of Michigan

Irina Grishina, PhD
New York University School of Medicine

Simon Haile, PhD
Genome Sciences Center, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC

Wenyang Hu, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago

Changxue Lu
Johns Hopkins University

Larisa Nonn, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago

Laura Pascal, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Chen Shao, MD, PhD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Iran Tavakoli, BSc
Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC

Jindan Yu, PhD
Northwestern University

Qiuyang Zhang, PhD
Tulane University

2010

David Barron, BS
Baylor College of Medicine

Sachin Bhusari, PhD
University of Wisconsin

Liquan Cai, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Gina CY Chu
Georgia State University; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

David DeGraff, PhD
Vanderbilt University

Omar Franco
Underserved Minority Travel Award
Vanderbilt University

Kalyan Gangavarapu, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Jessica Havercamp
Purdue University

Tanisha Hutchinson, MS
Medical University of South Carolina

Shareen Iqbal
Emory University

Michelle Jones, BS
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Congxing Lin, PhD
Washington University

Freddie Pruitt
Underserved Minority Travel Award
Vanderbilt University

Aruna Ramachandran, PhD
Children's Hospital Boston

Chiuan-Ren Yeh, PhD
University of Rochester

Hifzur Siddique, MS, PhD
University of Minnesota

Brian Simons, DVM
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Conrad Valdez, BS
Underserved Minority Travel Award
University of Michigan

Zongwei Wang, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Kaijie Wu, MD, PhD Candidate
UT Southwestern

Jelani Zarif
Underserved Minority Travel Award
Michigan State Unversity

2009

Tunde Akinyeke, BS
Meharry Medical College

Helal Biswas, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Diogo Escudero, BS
University of Miami

Diego Iglesias Gato, PhD
Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Dongxia Ge, MD
Tulane University; Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Rongbin Ge, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Devangini Gandhi, MS
Columbia University

Kristi Hoffman
Baylor College of Medicine

Petra Massoner, PhD
Medical University Innsbruck, Austria

Travis Jerde, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine

Sathish Kasina, PhD
University of Michigan

Raj Kumar, PhD
University of Kentucky

Zhiyong Liao, PhD
Thomas Jefferson University

Tristan Nicholson, BS
University of Rochester Medical Center

Matthew Tanner, PhD
Ordway Research Institute

Gerald Verhaegh, PhD
Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Shuanzeng Wei, BM, PhD
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Daxing Xie, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern

Yu Zeng, PhD, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2008

Govindaraj Anumanthan, PhD
Vanderbilt University

Ming Chen, MS
University of Rochester

Dolores Di Vizio, MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital-Boston

David S. Finley, MD
UC Irvine

Rongbin Ge, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Kathryn M. Gonyea
University of Pittsburgh

Simon Haile, PhD
Genome Sciences Centre, British Columbia Cancer Research Centre

Sazzad Hassan, MD, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Roger Jackson, PhD
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Srinivas Koduru, PhD
University of Kentucky

Nagalakshmi Nadiminty, PhD
UC Davis Medical Center

Sanjeev Shukla, PhD
University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Hana Odeh, PhD
University of Michigan Medical School

Hong Pu, PhD
University of Kentucky

Judit Ribas, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Victoria L Robinson, PhD
University of Chicago

Shyh-Han Tan, PhD
Center for Prostate Disease Research

Manisha Tripathi, MS
Vanderbilt University

Suresh Veeramani, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Veronica Yao, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Xiang Zhang, PhD
University of Cincinnati

2006

Adebusola Alagbala, BS
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Mingfang Ao, PhD
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Beverly Barton, PhD
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Bekir Cinar, PhD
Children’s Hospital – Boston

Lara Collier, MD
University of Minnesota

Barbara Comuzzi, PhD
Genome Sciences Center

David DeGraff, BS
University of Delaware

Vivian Fu, MS
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Arundhati Ghosh, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Kenichiro Ishii, PhD
Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Mie, Japan

Marilyn Lamm, PhD
Children's Memorial Research Center

Geun Taek Lee, PhD
Division of Urologic Oncology, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Jonathan Levitt, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Hongyun Li MD, PhD
Center for Prostate Disease Research

Abdo Najy, BS
University of Michigan

Srinivas Nandana, MS
Vanderbilt University

Freddie L. Pruitt, III
University of Delaware

Veronica Placencio, BS
Vanderbilt University

Douglas Strand, BS
Baylor College of Medicine

J. Erin Tillman, BS
Vanderbilt University