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Travel Award Recipients

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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 2013
    Home Department: Biophysics
    Faculty Advisor: Markus Covert
    Talk Title: Biological design and genome optimization using whole-cell models
    Event:
    2013 Keystone Symposium - Precision Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology: Designing Genomes and Pathways - Jonathan received an additional award, the Keystone/NSF scholarship, to give his talk.

    Awarded in 2012
    Talk Title: A whole cell model of mycoplasma genitalium elucidates mechanisms of bacterial growth and replication
    Event:
    Keystone Symposium - Complex Traits: Genomics and Computational Approaches

    Awarded in 2011
    Talk Title: Toward a whole cell model of mycoplasma genitalium
    Event:
    Biophysical Society 55th Annual Meeting
  • Awarded in 2015
    Home Department: Chemical and Systems Biology
    Faculty Advisor: Margaret Fuller
    Talk Title: A cell type specific transcriptional repressor directs selective upregulation of terminal differentiation program
    Event:
    56th Annual Drosophila Research Conferenc

    Awarded in 2014
    Talk Title: Gene expression profiling in an adult stem cell lineage identified a putative transcriptional repressor critical for differentiation
    Event:
    Cold Spring Harbor Meeting on Stem Cell Biology 2013

  • Awarded in 2016
    Home Department: Chemical Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Sattely
    Talk Title: Indole Antibiotic Biosynthesis in Edible Plants: From Genomes to Bioactive Molecules
    Event:
    International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions Congress 2016

    Awarded in 2013

    Talk Title: Discovery of antibiotic biosynthesis pathways in dietary plants
    Event:
    2013 Gordon Research Seminar in Plant Metabolic Engineering - Andrew's interactions with peers and principal investigators at the event led to his being elected to serve as the Vice-Chair of the next Gordon Research Seminar.

  • Awarded in 2016
    Home Department: Materials Science & Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Fan Yang
    Talk Title: Engineering Aligned Microribbon-based Hydrogels to Guide 3D Muscle Tissue Regeneration
    Event:
    2016 World Biomaterials Congress

    Awarded in 2015
    Talk Title: Engineering Aligned Muscle Tissues in 3D using Microribbon-based Hydrogels
    Event:
    BMES 2015 Annual Meeting

    Awarded in 2014
    Talk Title: Matrix stiffness regulates PSC differentiation towards smooth muscle cell lineage
    Event:
    2014 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

    Awarded in 2013
    Talk Title: The effects of PEG hydrogel crosslinking density and network homogeneity on protein diffusion
    Event:
    2013 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting
  • Awarded in 2013
    Home Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Alexandria Boehm
    Talk Title: Enteric pathogens in community source water, household stored water, and on hands in Tanzania
    Event: 17th International Symposium on Health-Related Water Microbiology

    Awarded in 2011
    Talk Title: Quantitative microbial risk assessment of enteric viruses found on hands, in stored water, and in community source water of Tanzanian households: Examining exposure routes of enteric viruses to children under five in developing communities
    Event: 16th International Symposium on Health-Related Water Microbiology, WaterMicro 2011
  • Awarded in 2013

    Home Department: Chemistry
    Faculty Advisor: Steven Boxer
    Talk Title: Vibrational stark effects in the active site of ketosteroid isomerase point to large electric fields driving chemical catalysis
    Event:
    57th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society - Stephen co-chaired his session on enzymes.

  • Awarded in 2013
    Home Department: Mechanical Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Rebecca Fahrig
    Talk Title: Image quality assurance study of a cone-beam C-arm CT with automatic exposure control for body applications
    Event:
    55th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine

    Awarded in 2012
    Talk Title: Fiducial marker-based motion compensation for the acquisition of 3D knee geometry under weight-bearing conditions using a C-arm CT scanner
    Event:
    The American Association of Physicists in Medicine 54th Annual Meeting

    Awarded in 2011

    Talk Title: Analysis of vertical and horizontal circular C-arm trajectories
    Event:
    SPIE Medical Imaging 2011
  • Awarded in 2013

    Home Department: Mechanical Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Thomas Andriacchi
    Talk Title: Meniscectomized knees regain normal walking flexion range of motion with time past surgery
    Event:
    2013 American Society of Mechanical Engineering Summer Bioengineering Conference

  • Awarded in 2013
    Home Department: Applied Physics
    Faculty Advisor: Steven Block
    Talk Title: Real time observation of initiation from the T7A1 promoter
    Event:
    2013 Science Research Conference: Mechanisms and Regulation of Prokaryotic Transcription

    Awarded in 2011
    Talk Title: Binding and translocation of termination factor rho studied at the single-molecule level
    Event:
    Cellular Nano-Sciences Conference 2011 - Furqan's talk has since been published in the Journal of Molecular Biology.
  • Awarded in 2013

    Home Department: Electrical Engineering
    Faculty Advisors: Mark Horowitz and Thomas Clandinin
    Talk Title: Lateral interactions tune the early stages of visual processing in Drosophila
    Event:
    Cosyne 2013 - Limor received an additional travel award from the conference organizers.

  • Awarded in 2015
    Home Department: Genetics
    Faculty Advisor: Dmitri Petrov
    Talk Title: Pervasive Long Range Linkage Disequilibrium in D. melanogaster
    Event:
    2015 Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE)

    Awarded in 2014
    Talk Title: Robust detection of hard and soft selective sweeps using haplotype statistics
    Event:
    2014 Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE)

    Awarded in 2013
    Talk Title: Recent and strong adaptation in Drosophila melanogaster is driven primarily by soft selective sweeps
    Event:
    2013 Drosophila Research Conference
  • Awarded in 2013
    Home Department: Computational and Mathematical Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Leonidas Guibas
    Talk Title: Building Markov state models with solvent dynamics
    Event:
    11th Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference - Chen's talk has since been published by BMC Bioinformatics.

    Awarded in 2011
    Talk Title: Kinetically-aware conformational distances in molecular dynamics
    Event:
    23rd Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry
  • Awarded in 2014
    Home Department: Bioengineering
    Faculty Advisor: Sam Gambhir
    Talk Title: Performance comparison of microbial source tracking assays in Bangladesh and Kenya
    Event:
    2014 UNC Water and Health Conference: Where Science meets Policy

    Awarded in 2013

    Talk Title: Validation and use of microbial source tracking methods for detecting fecal contamination in Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Event:
    17th International Symposium on Health-Related Water Microbiology
  • Awarded in 2013

    Home Department: Mechanical Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: David Camarillo
    Talk Title: Comparing in vivo head impact kinematics from American football with laboratory drop and linear impactor head impact kinematics
    Event:
    2013 American Society of Mechanical Engineering Summer Bioengineering Conference

  • Awarded in 2013

    Home Department: Radiology and Bioengineering
    Faculty Advisors: Brian Hargreaves and Garry Gold
    Talk Title: Cubequant T1rho, QDESS T2, and cones sodium measurements are sufficiently reproducible in vivo cartilage studies
    Event:
    International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2013

  • Awarded in 2013
    Home Department: Genetics
    Faculty Advisor: Michael Snyder
    Talk Title: STORMSeq: An open, community-based pipeline for processing personal genomics data in the cloud
    Event:
    2013 Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing

    Awarded in 2011
    Talk Title: Assessing functional and clinical significance of regulatory variants
    Event:
    ISMB/ECCB 2011
  • Awarded in 2014
    Home Department: Chemistry
    Faculty Advisor: Hongjie Dai
    Talk Title: A plasmonic chip for biomarker discovery and diagnosis of Type-1 diabetes
    Event:
    2014 Bioanalytical Sensors Gordon Research Seminar

    Awarded in 2013

    Talk Title: Metal enhanced fluorescence: Boosting sensitivity for high-throughput proteomic immunoassay
    Event:
    2013 International Conference on Nanoscience & Technology
  • Awarded in 2013
    Home Department: Biomechanical Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Marc Levenston
    Talk Title: Fact vs. artifact: Avoiding erroneous estimates of glycosaminoglycan content in tissue-engineered constructs
    Event:
    2013 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting

    Awarded in 2012
    Talk Title: The effect of TGF-beta and BMP pathway inhibition on chondrocyte mechanotransduction
    Event:
    Orthopaedic Research Society 2012
  • Awarded in 2014
    Home Department: Physics
    Faculty Advisor: KC Huang
    Talk Title: De novo morphogenesis in L-forms via geometric control of cell growth
    Event:
    Bacterial Cell Surfaces Gordon Conference 2014

    Awarded in 2012
    Talk Title: De novo synthesis of the cell wall in E. coli: Reversion of L-forms
    Event:
    American Society of Microbiology General Meeting 2012 - Gabriel's presentation was selected as a Young Investigator talk.
  • Awarded in 2012

    Home Department: Mechanical Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Xiaolin Zheng
    Talk Title: Flame synthesis of 1-D complex metal oxide nanomaterials
    Event:
    34th International Symposium on Combustion

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