Rachel Murphy, PhD candidate, and Deborah Amos, PhD student have won Graduate Student Travel Awards offered by American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) to attend the Experimental Biology (EB) Meeting http://experimentalbiology.org/2016/Home.aspx in San Diego, CA. Up to $1000.00 will be awarded to offset conference registration and travel. Ms. Murphy and Ms. Amos will receive their checks and certificates at the ASPET Business Meeting and Awards Presentation on the first day of the EB meeting that takes place from April 2-6.
The Travel Award Program is intended to encourage developing scientists by providing opportunities to network with peers and experts, access to the latest advances in pharmacology, and contribute their own work to the field.
Ms. Murphy works in the lab of Monica Valentovic, PhD, and her research focuses on Tenofovir, a drug used to treat HIV and Hepatitis B, and how it affects the kidney. She will present her poster on April 3 entitled Anti-viral Agent Tenofovir Induces Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis in HK-2 Cells. Additional contributors to the research are: Reagan M. Stafford, Megann Boone, Brooke Petrasovits and Monica A. Valentovic, PhD.
Nalini Santanam, PhD, MPH, FAHA, mentors Ms. Amos who conducts research on the effect of exercise on metabolic diseases. Her poster will be presented on April 2.
There will be further updates regarding this important conference and participants in the coming days.