(WASHINGTON, November 30, 2010) The American Society of Hematology (ASH) recognizes the following abstract presenters at the 52nd ASH Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, with the highest scoring abstracts in the categories of undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, resident physician, and post-doctoral fellow. Merit Award winners receive a $500 honorarium plus annual meeting travel reimbursement.
The 2010 Merit Award recipients are:
Treatment of Zebrafish Models of Ribosomopathies (Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA) and 5q- Syndrome) With L-Leucine Results in an Improvement of Anemia and Developmental Defects: Evidence for a Common Pathway?
Identification of a Discrete Subpopulation of T-Cells Over-Expressing HDAC11 With a TH17 Phenotype
Manipulating Higher Order Chromatin Structure of the β-Globin Locus by Targeted Tethering of a "Looping" Factor
Jian Xu, PhD
Reactivation of Silenced Human HbF in Adult Mice by Inactivation of BCL11A
Mary Rodes Gibson Memorial Award in Hemostasis and Thrombosis
This award was established to recognize the trainee (undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, resident physician, or post-doctoral fellow) who is the first author and presenter of the highest scoring abstract submitted in the field of hemostasis and thrombosis. This annual award is made possible by the Mary Rodes Gibson Hemostasis-Thrombosis Foundation to continue the legacy of Mary Rodes Gibson, who suffered from severe, type 3 von Willebrand disease.
The 2010 recipient is:
Louisa M. Dowal, PhD
A Chemical Genetic Analysis of Platelet Activation Identi
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