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MARC travel awards announced for EB 2012

Bethesda, MD FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the Experimental Biology 2012 (EB 2012) meeting in San Diego, CA from April 21-25, 2012. 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 EB 2012.

Awards are given to poster/platform presenters and faculty mentors paired with the students/trainees they mentor. This year MARC conferred 122 awards totaling $201,300.

April 21-25, 2012 San Diego, CA

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/FASEB

  • Elinette Albino-Rodriguez, Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences[ASBMB member]
  • Natasha Brooks, University of Texas Medical Branch [ASBMB member]
  • Jose Casasnovas, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus [ASBMB member]
  • Rachel Cooper, Meharry Medical College [ASBMB member]
  • Christopher Davies, Purdue University [ASBMB member]
  • Melanie Duncan, Meharry Medical College [ASBMB member]
  • Randolph Duverna, Florida A&M University [ASBMB member]
  • Jennifer Green, Florida A&M University [ASBMB member]
  • Jared Lindenberger, University of Toledo [ASBMB member]
  • Marina Martinez, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus [ASBMB member]
  • Rebeca Medina, California State University, Fullerton [ASBMB member]
  • Jaylene Ollivierre, Northeastern University [ASBMB member]
  • Alicia Simmons, North Carolina State University [ASBMB member]
  • Viviana Vazquez-Rivera, Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences [ASBMB member]
  • Ebony Weems, Meharry Medical College [ASBMB member]

American Society for Investigative Pathology/FASEB

  • Angel Byrd, Brown University [ASIP member]
  • Evan Delgado, University of Pittsburgh [ASIP member]
  • Dylan Heart, St. Mary's University [ASIP member]
  • Courtney Johnson, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University [ASIP member]
  • Dr. Diana Londono, Massachusetts General Hospital [ASIP member]
  • Lantz Mackey, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill [ASIP member]
  • Dr. Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi, University of Illinois at Chicago [ASIP member]
  • Cindy Thomas-Charles, Stony Brook University [ASIP member]
  • Rodolfo Villarreal-Calderone, University of Montana, Missoula [ASIP member]
  • Dr. Rogelio Zamilpa, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio [ASIP member]

American Society for Nutrition/FASEB POSTER/ORAL PRESENTERS

  • Vanessa Arias, University of California, Davis [ASN member]
  • Kimberly Cephas, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign [ASN member]
  • Adrian Chavez, Arizona State University [ASN member]
  • Melissa Fuster, Tufts University [ASN member]
  • Dr. Celia Garcia-Prieto, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center [ASN member]
  • Angela Hilmers, Baylor College of Medicine [ASN member]
  • Dr. LeeCole Legette, Oregon State University [ASN member]
  • Wanida Lewis, North Carolina State University [ASN member]
  • Michelle Mosley, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign [ASN member]
  • Venus Welch-White, Tuskegee University [ASN member]

American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics/FASEB

  • Ekue Adamah-Biassi, University at Buffalo, SUNY [ASPET member]
  • Luli Akinfiresoye, Howard University [ASPET member]
  • Dwayne Brown, Howard University [ASPET member]
  • Yamicia Connor, Harvard University [ASPET member]
  • Dr. Lincoln Edwards, Loma Linda University [ASPET member]
  • Alexander Garcia, University of Illinois, Chicago [ASPET member]
  • Ashley Guillory, University of Houston [ASPET member]
  • Dr. Anthony Hutchinson, University at Buffalo, SUNY [ASPET member]
  • Armando Larraga, University of California, Irvine [ASPET member]
  • Marie McGee, East Carolina University [ASPET member]
  • Carlos Monroy, University of Iowa [ASPET member]
  • Joanne Peterson, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center [ASPET member]
  • Katherine Serafine, American University [ASPET member]
  • Vyvyca Walker, University of Michigan [ASPET member]


  • Patrick Akande, Medgar Evers College
  • Timothy Barnes, University of South Carolina [ASN member]
  • Beatrix Boisette, Medgar Evers College
  • Odelia Bongbma, University of Houston [APS member]
  • Joshua D. Brown, University of West Florida [Protein member]
  • Brittany R. Butler, Meharry Medical College [ASPET member]
  • Tierra Cochran, Medgar Evers College
  • Valerie Cousins, Howard University [ASBMB member]
  • Robert T. Davis III, University of Florida
  • Shavawn Forester, University of California at Davis [ASN member]
  • Ulyssa Hester, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College [ASBMB member]
  • Luis Martinez, University of Houston
  • Michael Nelson, Medgar Evers College
  • Donel Sequea, University of Michigan [APS member]
  • Dr. Maria J. Serrano, Baylor College of Dentistry [AAA member]
  • Matthew Smith, University of Michigan
  • Destinee Stroud, Texas Southern University [ASPET member]
  • Lee Toni, University of North Texas
  • Christy Trejo, University of California, San Francisco
  • Dr. Robin Walker, Howard University
  • Dr. Vabren Watts, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine [APS member]
  • Bryan Wilson, Wake Forest University [ASN member]


  • Zeekanapi Bandaogo, Medgar Evers College
    Fiona Dailey, Medgar Evers College
    Sharline Law, Texas Southern University
    Raven Reed, Texas Southern University

  • Dr. Anser Azim, Chicago State University [APS member]
    Akida Stallworth, Chicago State University

  • Dr. Oswald D'Auvergne, Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
    Jasmine Jones, Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
    Brittany Martin, Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

  • Dr. Wendi M. David, Texas State University [ASBMB member]
    Alberto Cisneros, Texas State University [ASBMB member]
    Adam Contreras, Texas State University

  • Dr. Celia A. Dodd, Fort Valley State University
    Courtney Gadson, Fort Valley State University
    Miguel Thomas, Fort Valley State University

  • Dr. Abir El-Alfy, Chicago State University [ASPET member]
    Jaime Brown, Chicago State University
    Abby Dunker, Chicago State University

  • Dr. Nadeem Fazal, Chicago State University [APS member]
    Saheed Amuda, Chicago State University

  • Dr. Georges Haddad, Howard University [APS member]
    Leigh Jackson, Howard University
    Nsini Umoh, Howard University [APS member]

  • Dr. Devin L. Horton, Fort Valle State University
    Horatio Jackson, Fort Valley State University
    Chanel Smith, Fort Valley State University

  • Dr. Willis H. Jacob, Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College [APS member]
    Tony A. Butler, Jr., Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
    Augusta M. Robinson, Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

    Dr. Thomas Landefeld, California State University, Dominguez Hills [ASBMB, ENDO member]
    Kevin Nguyen, California State University, Dominguez Hills [ASBMB member]

  • Dr. Tania Malave, University of Puerto Rico, Humacao [ASBMB member]
    Angelica de Jesus, University of Puerto Rico, Humacao
    Lissette Flores, University of Puerto Rico, Humacao

  • Dr. Angela Meshack, Texas Southern University
    Ngozi Agu, Texas Southern University
    Jordan Pope, Texas Southern University

  • Dr. Evangeline Motley-Johnson, Meharry Medical College [APS, ENDO member]
    Quiana Childress, Meharry Medical College
    Danielle Weekes, Meharry Medical College

  • Dr. Mohammad Newaz, Chicago State University [APS member]
    Isaias Isaac, Chicago State University
    Albert Nelson, Chicago State University

  • Dr. Sunny Ohia, Texas Southern University [ASPET member]
    Davonte Davis, Texas Southern University
    Shantell Phillips, Texas Southern University [ASBMB member]

  • Dr. Catherine A. Opere, Creighton University [ASPET member]
    Arnecia Faye Flowers, Texas Southern University [ASPET member]
    Edem E. Kegey, Metropolitan Community College [ASPET member]

  • Dr. Adebayo Oyekan, Texas Southern University [APS member]
    Jonnie German III, Texas Southern University


Contact: Fran Yates
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

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