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MARC travel awards announced for the 25th Symposium of the Protein Society

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - FASEB MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for The 25th Symposium of The Protein Society in Boston, MA from July 23-27, 2011. 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 The 25th Symposium of The Protein Society.

Awards are given to poster/platform presenters and faculty mentors paired with the students/trainees they mentor. This year MARC conferred 8 awards totaling $13,200.

The FASEB MARC Program is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. A primary goal of the MARC Program is to increase the number and competitiveness of underrepresented minorities engaged in biomedical and behavioral research.

POSTER/ORAL PRESENTER (FASEB MARC PROGRAM)

Jason C. Collins, Old Dominion University [Protein Society member]
Vanessa Crevecoeur Ducas, Yale University [Protein Society member]
Alexis Jaramillo, Amherst College [Protein Society member]
Stephanie N. Lewis, Virginia Tech [Protein Society member]
Daniel Schlingman, Yale University [Protein Society member]
Brandon Turner, Wake Forest University [Protein Society member]
Ebony Weems, Meharry Medical College [Protein Society member]
Thurman Young, North Carolina State University [BMES member]

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