Winners of Second Postdoctoral Research Awards Announced
The Graduate Division is pleased to announce the five winners of the second round of its Postdoctoral Scholar Research Award. The winners are Dr. Raymon Grogan, Surgery (Dr. Wen T. Shen, Mentor); Dr. Michael Housley, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (Dr. Didier Stainier, Mentor); Dr. Mark Jesus M. Magbanua, Hematology and Oncology Department (Dr. John W. Park, Mentor); Dr. Robert O. Watson, Microbiology and Immunology (Dr. Jeffery S. Cox, Mentor); and Dr. Theodore Zanto, Neurology and Physiology (Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Mentor). Each award recipient will receive funding in the amount of $5,000 toward his or her research expenses.
The Postdoctoral Scholar Research Award funding is intended to allow postdocs to pursue novel ideas and directions in their research for which there is no current lab funding.
The winning research proposals are entitled:
R.H. Grogan: “Tissue engineering for the post-surgical replacement of endocrine organs”
M. Housley: “Post-translational modifications required for endoderm formation from hES cells”
M.J.M. Magbanua: “Enumeration and genomic characterization of circulating tumor cells in high risk prostate cancer patients”
R.O. Watson: “Determining the role of a secreted transriptional regulator during mycobacterium tuberculosis infection”
T. Zanto: “Spatio-temporal properties of neural networks underlying top-down modulation”
Applications are accepted for the Postdoctoral Research Award twice a year. The next deadline is May 1, 2010.
See more information about the award.