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Travel Award Recipients

Photo of 5 Travel Award recipients standing in the Clark Center courtyard.

The Bio-X Travel Awards Program gives graduate students and postdocs the opportunity to develop their public speaking skills, to travel and network with like-minded peers, and to learn new ideas that could potentially and positively affect their research.

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  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Biology
    Faculty Advisor: Lucy O'Brien
    Talk Title: Septate Junctions Coordinate Growth and Intercalation of Stem Cell Progeny During Epithelial Organ Turnover
    Event: Cell Polarity Signaling - Gordon Research Seminar & Conference

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Bioengineering
    Faculty Advisor: Ingmar Riedel-Kruse
    Talk Title: Optically patterned biofilms for synthetic microbial consortia
    Event: Biofilms 8

    Awarded in 2016
    Talk Title: Patterned biofilms for synthetic microbial consortia
    Event: Biofilms 7

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Alexandria Boehm
    Talk Title: Fecal pollution in the urban ocean: predictors of enterococci and a human marker
    Event: UNC Water Microbiology Conference 2018

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Biology
    Faculty Advisors: Gavin Sherlock and Dmitri Petrov
    Talk Title: Understanding Adaptation and Fitness Trade-offs in Yeast
    Event: 2018 Population, Evolutionary and Quantitative Genetics Conference

    Awarded in 2017
    Talk Title: Understanding Adaptation and Fitness Trade-offs in Yeast
    Event: 28th International Conference on Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Bioengineering
    Faculty Advisors: Kim Butts Pauly, Pejman Ghanouni, and Norbert Pelc
    Talk Title: Prediction of transcranial focused ultrasound focal spots using rapid beam simulations
    Event: The 18th International Symposium for Therapeutic Ultrasound

  • Awarded in 2017

    Home Department: Aeronautics & Astronautics
    Faculty Advisor: Juan Santiago
    Talk Title: Inertial effects in microfluidic flow focusing and mixing
    Event: 70th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Biology
    Faculty Advisor: Dmitri Petrov
    Talk Title: PacBio genome sequencing reveals rampant structural mutation in the genome of the malaria parasite
    Event: 2018 Population, Evolution, and Quantitative Genetics Conference

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Chemical Engineering
    Faculty Advisors: Gerald Fuller and Lynette Cegelski
    Talk Title: Protein release from contact lenses monitored by interfacial viscoelasticity
    Event: The XVIIth International Congress on Rheology

    Awarded in 2016
    Talk Title: Influence of tear-film component integration on contact lens wettability
    Event: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting 2018

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Electrical Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Norbert Pelc
    Talk Title: Can image-domain filtering of FBP CT reconstructions match low-contrast performance of iterative reconstructions?
    Event: SPIE Medical Imaging 2018

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Neurosciences
    Faculty Advisor: Amit Etkin
    Talk Titles: Novel Brain Techniques to Optimize Plasticity Induction in Humans and Enhancing Scientific Rigor and Reproducibility: Are We Doing Better?
    Event: 2018 Winter Conference of Brain Research

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Chemical Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Zev Bryant
    Talk Title: Multimodal measurements of single-molecule dynamics using FluoRBT
    Event: Biophysical Society 62nd Annual Meeting

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Chemistry
    Faculty Advisor: W.E. Moerner
    Talk Titles: Modeling engineered point spread functions for 3D single-molecule localization microscopy
    Event: Quantitative BioImaging 2018

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Bioengineering
    Faculty Advisor: Norbert Pelc
    Talk Title: Generalized linear-systems framework for performance assessment of energy-resolving photon-counting detectors
    Event: SPIE Medical Imaging 2018

    Supported by Mr. Matthew Frank

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Pathology
    Faculty Advisor: Scott Boyd
    Talk Title: Analysis of B cell IgE responses to environmental factors in infancy and childhood
    Event: 12th World Immune Regulation Meeting (WIRM)

    Supported by Mr. Matthew Frank

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Bioengineering
    Faculty Advisor: Sam Gambhir
    Talk Titles: Intravital imaging of CAR-T cells directed against GD2 in a preclinical immunocompetent glioblastoma model
    Event: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Immunobiology of Primary and Metastatic CNS Cancer Special Conference

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Chemistry
    Faculty Advisor: Richard Zare
    Talk Title: Abiotic fabrication of sugar phosphates and ribonucleosides in water microdroplets
    Event: Biophysical Society 62nd Annual Meeting

    Supported by Mr. Matthew Frank

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Medicine - Immunology
    Faculty Advisor: Jörg Goronzy
    Talk Title: Differentiation- and Age-Related MicroRNA Profiling Reveals Two Dimensions of CD8 T Cell Aging
    Event: Keystone Symposium: Aging, Inflammation and Immunity

    Supported by Mr. Matthew Frank

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Electrical Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Dwight Nishimura
    Talk Titles: T2-Prepared Multidimensional Outer Volume Suppression for Coronary Imaging
    Event: Coronary Magnetic Resonance 2018

  • Awarded in 2018
    Home Department: Bioengineering
    Faculty Advisor: Norbert Pelc
    Talk Title: Implementation of a piecewise-linear dynamic attenuator
    Event: SPIE Medical Imaging 2018

    Awarded in 2016
    Talk Title: Lossless Compression of Projection Data from Photon Counting Detectors
    Event: SPIE Medical Imaging 2016

    Awarded in 2015
    Talk Title: Fluid-filled dynamic bowtie filter: a feasibility study
    Event: SPIE Medical Imaging 2015

  • Awarded in 2018

    Home Department: Materials Science & Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Zhenan Bao
    Talk Title: Highly Stretchable, Conductive Hydrogels with Tunable Modulus for Enhanced Compatibility with Biological Tissue
    Event: 2018 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting & Exhibit

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