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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  • Pingyu Wang - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Materials Science & Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Nicholas Melosh
    Talk Title: Direct-print 3D electrodes for high-resolution and high-multiplexity neural interfaces
    Event: 2022 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

  • Rusiou Hsu - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Chemistry
    Faculty Advisor: Hongjie Dai
    Talk Title: Wireless charging-mediated angiogenesis and nerve repair by adaptable microporous hydrogels from conductive building blocks
    Event: 2022 Joint Symposium of the Society For Biomaterials (SFB) and the Japanese Society for Biomaterials (JSB) - Rusiou was awarded the Emerging Scholar Award of Society for Biomaterials 2022.

    Supported by The Matthew Frank Family

  • Philaphon Sayavong - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Chemistry
    Faculty Advisor: Yi Cui
    Talk Title: Dissolution of the solid electrolyte interphase and its effects on lithium metal anode cyclability
    Event: 2022 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Sang Cheol Kim - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Materials Science & Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Yi Cui
    Talk Title: Probing solvation thermodynamics of electrolytes through potentiometric methods
    Event: Electrochemical Society (ECS) 242nd Meeting

  • Yu Zheng - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Chemistry
    Faculty Advisor: Zhenan Bao
    Talk Title: Dynamics of bacterial recombination in the human gut microbiome
    Event: Molecular design approach towards elastic and multifunctional polymer electronics - Yu was selected as a finalist for the Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science.

  • Weilai Yu - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Chemical Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Zhenan Bao
    Talk Title: Revealing the dynamics of solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) at li metal anode
    Event: AICHE Annual Meeting 2022

    Supported by The Matthew Frank Family

  • Myungheon Chin - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Electrical Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Craig Levin
    Talk Title: Deep learning-based limited angle tomography for a 1-millimeter resolution dual-panel clinical PET system
    Event: 2022 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room Temperature Semiconductor Detector Conference - Myungheon received an IEEE MIC trainee grant for the event.

  • Melissa Boswell - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Bioengineering
    Faculty Advisor: Scott Delp
    Talk Title: Markerless motion capture as a tool to improve the accessibility and impact of biomechanical measurements
    Event: North American Congress on Biomechanics 2022

    Supported by The Matthew Frank Family
  • Arjun Desai - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Departments: Electrical Engineering and Radiology
    Faculty Advisors: Akshay Chaudhari and Christopher Ré
    Talk Title: VORTEX: Physics-driven data augmentations using consistency training for robust accelerated MRI reconstruction
    Event: 2022 Medical Imaging with Deep Learning - Arjun received the Best Paper Award for the conference.

  • Christopher Cooper - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Chemical Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Zhenan Bao
    Talk Title: Ordering supramolecular structures from periodic dynamic polymers
    Event: ACS Fall 2022 Meeting - Chris gave an invited talk in the graduate student award symposium and received 2nd place overall

  • Yixuan (Edward) Gao - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Chemistry
    Faculty Advisor: Eric Kool
    Talk Title: Discovery of small molecule activators of single-strand selective monofunctional uracil DNA glycosylase
    Event: ACS National Meeting Fall 2022

  • Rachel Huang - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Materials Science & Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Zhenan Bao
    Talk Title: Solving a metallic issue with organic (macro)molecules
    Event: Fall ACS Conference 2022 - Rachel received the honor of Future Faculty of ACS PMSE.

  • Suhaas Anbazhakan - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Bioengineering
    Faculty Advisors: Alison Marsden and Kristy Red-Horse
    Talk Title: Native coronary collateralization during mammalian embryogenesis
    Event: WCB 2022

  • Eva González Díaz - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Bioengineering
    Faculty Advisor: Fan Yang
    Talk Title: Spatially patterned, 3D in vitro models of cancer metastasis to bone for elucidating key drivers of metastasis and drug discovery
    Event: 2022 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting

    Awarded in 2019

    Talk Title: A Bioengineered 3D Model Of Osteosarcoma Using Gelatin-based Microribbon Scaffolds
    Event: Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 2019
  • Supraja Varadarajan - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Neurobiology
    Faculty Advisor: Andrew Huberman
    Talk Title: Role of post-synaptic cells in retinal axon regeneration
    Event: The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2022

    Supported by The Matthew Frank Family

  • Zhiru Liu - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Applied Physics
    Faculty Advisor: Benjamin Good
    Talk Title: Dynamics of bacterial recombination in the human gut microbiome
    Event: 2022 APS March Meeting - Zhiru's talk was awarded the APS Shirley Chan Student Travel Award.

  • Wei Wei - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Biology
    Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Long
    Talk Title: An organism-wide atlas of tissue crosstalk in physical activity
    Event: 2022 ASBMB Annual Meeting

  • Catherine Meis Kasse - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Materials Science & Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Eric Appel
    Talk Title: Designing supramolecular hydrogels for long-term subcutaneous antibody delivery
    Event: American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring 2022 Meeting

    Awarded in 2021
    Talk Title: Delivering an antibody against SARS-CoV-2 from a subcutaneous supramolecular hydrogel depot
    Event: 2021 MRS Fall meeting

    Awarded in 2020
    Talk Title: Supramolecular Hydrogels for Sustained Release and Enhanced Thermal Stability of Biotherapeutics
    Event: World Biomaterials Congress 2020
    Awarded in 2019
    Talk Title: Supramolecular Hydrogels for Sustained Release and Enhanced Thermal Stability of Biotherapeutics
    Event: 2019 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting

  • Camilo Espinosa Bernal - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Immunology
    Faculty Advisor: Nima Aghaeepour
    Talk Title: Multiomics modeling of preterm birth in low- and middle-income countries
    Event: 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation - Camilo received an Underrepresented Minority Registration Award by the SRI board.

  • Aidan Gilchrist - Bio-X Travel Awardee

    Awarded in 2022

    Home Department: Materials Science & Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Sarah Heilshorn
    Talk Title: Engineered matrices reveal stiffness-mediated progression of fatty liver disease
    Event: 2022 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting

    Supported by The Matthew Frank Family

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