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MARC Travel Awards announced for the Society for Developmental Biology 70th Annual Meeting

Bethesda, MD FASEB MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for The Society for Developmental Biology 70th Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL from July 21-25, 2011. These awards are meant to promote the entry of underrepresented minority students, postdoctorates and scientists into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at the SDB 70th Annual Meeting.

Awards are given to poster/platform presenters and faculty mentors paired with the students/trainees they mentor. This year MARC conferred 8 awards totaling $13,200.

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 minorities engaged in biomedical and behavioral research.

The following SDB members have been selected to receive FASEB MARC Travel Awards for their poster/platform presentation:

Mauricio Cortes, Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Mayra Garcia, California Institute of Technology
Michelle T. Juarez, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
William Munoz, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Andrea Ramos, University of Michigan
Crystal Rogers, California Institute of Technology
Julian Sosnik, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Niteace Whittington, Georgetown University


Contact: Fran Yates
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

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