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SEBM Young Investigator Awards for 2012

The Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine is pleased to announce the 2012 winners of the Young Investigator Award. This is a $500 travel grant for undergraduate/ graduate students and/or individuals within 5 years of receiving doctoral degrees who are members of the Society to attend the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego this month. Candidates submitted abstracts of their research work which were evaluated by a committee on the basis of originality and importance in the field, organization and presentation of the data and the candidate's level of training and contribution to the work. Thirty-two applications were received and the following ten awardees were selected:

The Kenneth L. Barker Young Investigator Awardee

Jie Xie, Indiana University
"Human adipose-derived stem cells attenuate cigarette smoke induced bone marrow hypoplasia via secretion of anti-inflammatory cytokine TSG-6"

The Burton E. Sobel Young Investigator Awardee

Zachary Berwick, Indiana University School of Medicine
"Contribution of Cav1.2 channels to coronary microvascular dysfunction in Metabolic Syndrome"

2012 YIA Awardees:

Christopher T. Banek, University of Oregon
"Aminoimidazole carboxamide ribonucleotide administration attenuates placental-ischemia-induced hypertension and angiogenic imbalance in rats"

Ashley J. Bauer, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth
"Pravastatin attenuates preeclamptic-like symptoms in rat model of pregnancy-induced hypertension"

Travis Doggett, LSU Health Sciences Center
"Rac1 inactivation and VE-cadherin junctional disruption contribute to alcohol-induced endothelial hyperpermeability"

Domagoj Mladinov, Medical College of Wisconsin
"A novel physiological role of miR-192 in renal handling of fluid balance"

Mikaela McKenney, Indiana University School of Medicine
"Dysfunction of coronary smooth muscle Ca2+ regulation in the progression of metabolic syndrome and coronary artery disease in Ossabaw miniature swine"

Jennifer Richards, Saint Louis University
"The ratio of C-peptide to insulin is critical for low p02-induced ATP release from erythrocytes (RBCs)"

Helen Smith, Imperial College London
"Resolving inflammation in stroke through FPR2/ALX"

Kathryn Spitler, Georgia Health Sciences University
"Endoplasmic reticulum stress induces sarco/endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase and alters calcium homeostasis"


Contact: Felice O'Grady
Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine

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