Travel Award Winners

2014 FUN Travel Award Winners - Washington, DC

  • Ariel Lopez, CUNY Queens (Dr. Carolyn Pytte). Award Sponsor: The Grass Foundation
  • Lucas Huffman, Central Michigan University (Dr. Gary Dunbar).  Award Sponsor: Nu Rho Psi
  • Nick Upright, Davidson College (Dr. Julio Ramirez).  Award Sponsor: Sinauer Associates & The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
  • Bobbie Lee Stubbeman, Northern Kentucky University (Dr. Mark Bardgett).  Award Sponsor: Noldus
  • Mackenzie Thibault, Michigan State University (Dr. AJ Robison). Award Sponsor: The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
  • Jessica Phan, California State University Long Beach (Dr. Kevin Sinchak).  Award Sponsor: The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
  • Megan Kechner, Michigan State University (Dr. Michelle Mazei-Robison).Award Sponsor: Lafayette/Campden
  • Veronica Burnham, Oberlin College (Dr. Jan Thorton). Award Sponsor: Nu Rho Psi
  • Johnny Huang, University of Toronto (Dr. Dr. J. Martin Wojtowicz). Award Sponsor: MBF Bioscience
  • David Swygart, Indiana Wesleyan (Dr. Matthew Kreitzer). Award Sponsor: Coulbourn Instruments, Panlab, and Harvard Apparatus
  • Kerribeth Szolusha, University of New England (Dr. Michael Burman). Award Sponsor: Lafayette Instruments and Campden Instruments
  • Sarah Cottrell-Cumber, University of Virginia (Dr. Alev Erisir). Award Sponsor: Nu Rho Psi and Neuroscience Associates
  • Renee Rotolo, Quinnipiac University (Dr. Adrienne Betz). Award Sponsor: The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
  • Katerhine Harmon, Bowdoin College (Dr. Patsy Dickinson). Award Sponsor: Sinauer Associates
  • Jacob Stafford, UC Boulder (Dr. Ryan Bachtell). Award Sponsor: San Diego Instruments
  • Eric Jang, Brown University (Dr. Carlos Aizenman). Award Sponsor: ADInstruments
  • Emily Powers, Ithaca College (Dr. Jean Hardwick). Award Sponsor: Wellesley College
  • Maura Schlussel, Lafayette College (Dr. Lisa Gabel). Award Sponsor: The Grass Foundation
  • Kurt Fraser, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Dr. Shelly Flagel). Award Sponsor: Med Associates
  • Craig Russo, Grand Valley State University (Dr. Merritt Taylor). Award Sponsor: Carnegie Mellon University
  • Alexandria White, Georgia State University (Dr. Kyle Franz). Award Sponsor: The Grass Foundation
  • Daniel VanDerhoef, Marquette University (Dr. Michelle Mynlieff).Award Sponsor: Leica Microsystems
  • Molly Barlow, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Dr. David Jewett). Award Sponsor: Data Sciences International

2013 FUN Travel Award Winners - San Diego, CA

  • Katherine Becker - University of Nebraska at Omaha (Sponsor: Dr. William Grisham). Modeling correspondence between auditory and motor pathways in the zebra finch song system with Boolean logic. Award sponsored by Lafayette Instruments and Campden Instruments.
  • Lauren Blachorsky - Queens College of the City University of New York (Sponsor: Dr. Carolyn Pytte). Repeated exposure to environmental mold Increases cytokine Interleukin[1]1β expression in the mouse hippocampus. Award sponsored by The Grass Foundation.
  • Benjamin Brown - Baldwin Wallace University (Sponsor: Dr. Jacqueline Morris). In vivo and in vitro ketamine exposure exhibits a dose dependent induction of ADNP in rat cortical neurons. Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi.
  • Michelle Carney - University of California, Berkeley (Sponsor: Dr. Frederic Theunissen). Social learning in zebra finches: learning a conditioning task by example. Award sponsored by The Grass Foundation.
  • Michael Chi - Brandeis University (Sponsor: Dr. Christopher Vecsey). Population density during larval development alters adult sleep in Drosophila melanogaster in an amnesiac dependent manner. Award sponsored by Coulbourn Instruments, Panlab, & Harvard Apparatus.
  • Jasmine Gentry - Georgia State University (Sponsor: Dr. Marise Parent). Blocking hippocampal acetylcholine receptors may accelerate meal onset in male rats. Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi.
  • Tia Hall - Central Michigan University (Sponsor: Dr. Gary Dunbar). The short term and long term effects of CXB909 treatment on cognition and neuropathology in the 5xFAD mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Award sponsored by The Grass Foundation.
  • Geraldine Holmes - Dominican University (Sponsor: Dr. Robert Calin?Jageman). An automated protocol for producing whole-body long-term habituation in Aplysia californica suitable for analyzing the transcriptional mechanisms of memory. Award sponsored by ADInstruments.
  • Zach Hopkins - Brigham Young University (Sponsor: Dr. Jeff Edwards). Endocannabinoid biosynthetic enzyme mRNA expression in ventral tegmental area cells. Award sponsored by Leica Microsystems.
  • Sorscha Jarman - Grand Valley State University (Sponsor: Dr. Glenn Valdez). Kappa opioid regulation of depressive like behavior and reward seeking during acute and protracted withdrawal from ethanol. Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates.
  • Katie Long - University of Michigan (Sponsor: Dr. Shelly Flagel). The effect of social defeat stress on sign and goal tracking behavior. Award sponsored by Noldus.
  • Jennifer Merritt - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Sponsor: Dr. Justin Rhodes). Genetic variation in exercise induced hippocampal neurogenesis and learning. Award sponsored by Wellesley College.
  • Chelsea Nickerson - Colby College (Sponsor: Dr. Melissa Glenn). Prenatal choline supplementation prevents behavioral and neural impairments of adult MK-801 exposure in male rats. Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates.
  • Edna Normand - Hunter College (Sponsor: Dr. Cheryl Harding). Environmental mold decreases new neuron survival in the adult mouse hippocampus. Award sponsored by Med Associates.
  • Shane Pullins - Miami University (Sponsor: Dr. Jennifer Quinn). Temporally graded retrograde amnesia following trace fear conditioning: Focal hippocampus damage or distal disruption? Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi.
  • Lauren Robertson - Lycoming College (Sponsor: Dr. Mary E. Morrison). Characterization of early Purkinje neuron processes in the mouse cerebellum. Award sponsored by Coulbourn Instruments, Panlab, & Harvard Apparatus.
  • Morgan Rogers - Baldwin Wallace University (Sponsor: Dr. Andrew Mickley). Stimulation of the dorsal periaqueductal gray enhancesspontaneous recovery of a conditioned taste aversion. Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi.
  • Junmi Saikia - Duke University (Sponsor: Dr. Christina Williams). Treadmill exercise training only enhances neurocognitive function if it is accompanied by significantly increases in aerobic capacity. Award sponsored by MBF Bioscience.
  • Rachel Skipper - Miami University (Sponsor: Dr. Jennifer Quinn). Stress enhancement of fear learning in infant rats. Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi - NeuroScience Associates.
  • Garrett Smith - Davidson College (Sponsor: Dr. Julio Ramirez). Time course of heterosynaptic interaction of the sprouted crossed entorhinal and septal inputs to the hippocampus following unilateral entorhinal cortex lesion in rats. Award sponsored by Lafayette Instruments and Campden Instruments.
  • Erica Tracey - College of Charleston (Sponsor: Dr. Chris Korey). Sensory neuron plasticity during claw transformation in the snapping shrimp Alpheus angulosus. Award sponsored by Fine Science Tools.

2012 FUN Travel Award Winners - New Orleans, LA

  • Sage Aronson – Oberlin College (Sponsor: Dr. Michael Loose). Making predictions in a stochastic environment: Strategies underlying the probability matching phenomenon and corresponding event-related potentials. Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi. 

  • Samuel Asinof – Oberlin College (Sponsor: Dr. Tracie Paine). Decreased Cortical GABA Synthesis Impairs Attention and Increases Locomotor Activity. Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi.

  • Emma Babb – Duke University (Sponsor: Dr. Christina Williams). Moderating effects of high versus low aerobic capacity on adult rat hippocampal neurogenesis following systemic doxorubicin treatment. Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates.

  • Jared Bell – University of Texas at Austin (Sponsor: Dr. Theresa Jones). The effects of training intensity on functional outcome following unilateral ischemic insult of sensorimotor cortex in C57BL/6 mice. Award sponsored by FUN Membership.

  • Ama Berko – William Patterson University (Sponsor: Dr. Jamie Weiss). Developing a PC12 assay to examine calcium signaling in the regulation of nitric oxide: Role of NCS-1? Award sponsored by MicroBrightField Bioscience. 

  • Blaine Caslin – Lafayette College (Sponsor: Dr. Elaine Reynolds). Dietary interventions eliminate seizures in a fly model of epilepsy. Award sponsored by Fine Science Tools.

  • Laurie Delatour – The College of New Jersey (Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Erickson). Neonatal breathing deficits in the serotonin-deficient Pet-1 knockout mouse are alleviated by exposure to nicotine during prenatal and early postnatal development. Award sponsored by ADInstruments.

  • Elise Flynn – St. Mary’s College of Maryland (Sponsor: Dr. Anne Marie Brady). Self-administration of cocaine does not alleviate behavioral abnormalities in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia. Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi.

  • S. Bradley King – College of Charleston (Sponsor: Dr. Michael Ruscio). Effect of social isolation on cellular proliferation in the California mouse (Peromyscus californicus). Award sponsored by Lafayette Instrument & Campden Instruments.

  • Marcus Lacey – Washington State University (Sponsor: Dr. James Peters). Acute desensitization of responses to cholecystokinin (CCK) at CCK-1 receptors on vagal afferent cell bodies. Award sponsored by Leica Microsystems.

  • Adrienne Murphy-Stout – Ursinus College (Sponsor: Dr. Rebecca Kohn). A dominant suppressor of unc-13 partially rescues paralysis in Caenorhabditis elegans. Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi.

  • Amelia Parmidge – Mills College (Sponsor: Dr. Jared Young). The nose knows, but the eye does not: Automated image analyst development for calcium images of AWC olfactory neurons in C. elegans. Award sponsored by Med Associates.

  • Tiffany Reinke – Central Michigan University (Sponsor: Dr. Gary Dunbar). Antioxidants from tart cherries and essential fatty acids as treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in 5xFAD mouse model. Award sponsored by Wellesley College.

  • Kristina Scanlan – Westminster College (Sponsor: Dr. Robin McGovern). The role of oxytocin, vasopressin, and d-cycloserine in remediating social behavior in rats with amygdala lesions. Award sponsored by Noldus Information Technology.

  • Lindsey Schuette – Reed College (Sponsor: Dr. Paul Currie). Mesolimbic ghrelinergic signaling in reward and limbic function. Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation.

  • Ryan Williamson – Bringham Young University (Sponsor: Dr. Jeff Edwards). Endocannabinoid biosynthesizing enzyme expression in hippocampal stratum oriens neurons. Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation.

 

2011 FUN Travel Award Winners - Washington, DC

  • Priscilla Barba Escobedo, Texas A&M SA  sponsor-Georgianna Gould  Social preference and social novelty behavior in zebrafish Award sponsored by Microbrightfield Bioscience
  • Victoria Breen, Boston College  sponsor-Joseph Burdo  Protection against glutamate toxicity in HT22 neurons by a novel phosphodiesterase inhibitor Award sponsored by AD instruments
  • Matthew DeNiear, Davidson College  sponsor-Julio Ramirez  Heterosynaptic interaction of the sprouted crossed entorhinal and septal inputs to the hippocampus following unilateral entorhinal cortex lesion in rats Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates and FUN
  • Katherine Gumps, College of Charleston  sponsor-Chris Korey  Mutations in palmitoyl protein-thioesterase 1 alter exocytosis and endocytosis at synapses in Drosophila larvae. Award sponsored by Wellesley College
  • Zoe Hesp, Miami University of Ohio  sponsor-Lori Isaacson  Immunofluorescence restaining of previously processed experimental tissues reveals preservation of antigenicity Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi
  • Patricia Lee, U Michigan Ann Arbor  sponsor-Shelly Flagel  Selectively bred highresponder and lowresponder rats differ in “affective” responsiveness to a novelty seeking test Award sponsored by Thorlabs
  • Joe Luchsinger, Baldwin Wallace College sponsor-Andy Mickley  Latent inhibition of a conditioned taste aversion (CTA) in fetal rats is age-dependent Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi
  • Cecila McKee, Vassar  sponsor-Kathleen Raley-Susman  Subcellular localization and protein interactions of PTL-1 in Caenorhabditis elegans Award sponsored by Thorlabs
  • Rabia Nasir, Conneticut College  sponsor-Joseph A. Schroeder  The Effects of Nicotine on Egocentric Spatial Navigation in Zebrafish Sinauer Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation
  • Alexa Orticelli, Georgia Tech  sponsor-Cassie Mitchell  Pathological axonal transport II: binding cooperativity, ATP, and tau Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation
  • Jenna Parrish, Muskingum U  sponsor-Ana Hutton Kehrberg  Neonatal Alcohol Exposure via Intraperitoneal Injections Affects Ultrasonic Vocalizations and Activity Levels in Rats Award sponsored by MedAssociates
  • Katrina Placek, St. Mary's of MD   sponsor-Anne Marie Brady  Relationships between behavioral abnormalities and set-shifting impairments in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia. Award sponsored by Lafayette Instruments
  • Andrew Ross, Skidmore College  sponsor-Jennifer Bonner  Ethanol induced axon pathfinding defects in the zebrafish, Danio rerio.  Award sponsored by FUN
  • Madhavi Senagolage, Lake Forest College  sponsor-Shubhik DebBurman  Complex Regulation of α-Synuclein Properties in Yeasts by Endocytosis Pathway Genes Award sponsored by FUN
  • Emily Sharpe, Marquette U  sponsor-Michelle Mynlieff  Cav1.3 but not Cav1.2 L-type calcium channels co-localize with GABAB receptors in neonatal rat hippocampus Award sponsored by Lafayette Instruments
  • Caitlin Vander Weele, U of Michigan  sponsor-Brandon Aragona  Rapid dopamine signaling in response to a short-acting opiate, remifentanil Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates, Inc
  • Gabrielle Van Patten, Cornell  sponsor-Ron Harris-Warrick Quantification of serotonergic receptors and calcium channels in the sublesional mouse spinal cord after spinal cord injury Award sponsored by Leica Microsystems
  • Ryan Williamson, Brigham Young U  sponsor-Jeff Edwards  Expression of endocannabinoid biosynthesizing enzymes in hippocampal CA1 neurons Award sponsored by AD instruments
  • Tizita Zeleke, Manhattanville College  sponsor-Annemarie Bettica  The neuroprotective efficacies of various botanical extracts, Rue chalpanesis, Hibiscus sabdariffa, and Panax Ginseng species against neurotoxic-induced Parkinson's disease in neuroblastoma cells in vitro Award sponsored by Noldus Information Technology

2010 FUN Travel Award Winners - San Diego, CA

  • Amna Agha, University of Michigan (Mentor: Elizabeth Peckham) Award sponsored by Kinder Scientific
  • Christina Bence, James Madison University (Mentor: Corey Cleland) Award sponsored by Thorlabs
  • Meredith Blankenship, Northern Kentucky University (Mentor: Mark Bardgett) Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates
  • Anna Blumenthal, Drew University/University of Minnesota (Mentor: A. David Redish) Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi
  • Michael Hansen, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Mentor: Ronald Kalil) Award sponsored by Duke University
  • Alicia Hanson, University of California Los Angeles (Mentor: Bill Grisham) Award sponsored by Campden Instruments 
  • Audra Kramer, Marquette University (Mentor: Michelle Mynlieff) Award sponsored by Lafayette Instruments
  • Kristen Lawler, Quinnipiac University (Mentor: Adrienne Betz) Award sponsored by Leica Microsystems
  • Tim Lazicki, Dominican University (Mentor: Bob Calin-Jageman) Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi
  • Rose McAloon, University of Pittsburgh (Mentor: Anthony Kline) Award sponsored by Coulbourn Instruments
  • Dan Miller, University of Illinois Urbana (Mentor: Justin Rhodes) Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation
  • Shane Reuter, University of Evansville (Mentor: Lora Becker) Award sponsored by AD instruments
  • Rima Shah, Brown University (Mentor: Tara White) Award sponsored by FUN
  • Marybeth Southard, Bradley University (Mentor: Tim Koeltzow) Award sponsored by Noldus Instruments
  • Tayyaba Toseef, Delaware State University (Mentor: Princy Quadros Mennella) Award sponsored by Thorlabs
  • Connie Tsai, Washington University (Mentor: Erik Herzog) Award sponsored by MBF Bioscience
  • Andre White, Dickinson College (Mentor: Anthony Rauhut) Award sponsored by AD instruments

 2009 FUN Travel Award Winners - Chicago, IL

  • Courtney Ackeifi, Wellesley College (Mentor: Marc Tetel) Award sponsored by FUN/IMPULSE
  • Adesh Bajnath, City University of New York (Mentor: Joshua Brumberg) Award sponsored by AD Instruments
  • Amanda Barkley-Levenson, Pomona College (Mentor: Karen Parfitt) Award sponsored by Mindware Technologies
  • Megan Caroway, Northern Kentucky University (Mentor: Kristi Haik) Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates
  • Eric Chang, Pomona College (Mentor: Jonathan King) Award sponsored by Noldus
  • Kathryn Ehrenberg, University of Pittsburgh (Mentor: Anthony Kline) Award sponsored by Leica Microsystems 
  • Gustavo Gimenez, Manhattanville College (Mentor: Annemarie Bettica) Award sponsored by Simbiotic Software
  • Alison Girasole, Ithaca College (Mentor: Jean Hardwick) Award sponsored by Lafayette Instruments
  • Michael Goldman, Ramapo College (Mentor: Christian Reich) Award sponsored by Kinder Scientific
  • Michael Hadley, Lafayette College (Mentor: Elaine Reynolds) Award sponsored by Thorlabs
  • Laura Heidelberg, University of South Carolina (Mentor: Janet Fisher) Award sponsored by MedAssociates
  • Amy Kohtz, SUNY-Albany (Mentor: Cheryl Frye) Award sponsored by Wellesley College
  • Rebecca Krock, Washington University-St. Louis (Mentor: Eric Herzog) Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation
  • Natasha Meyer, Davidson College (Mentor: Barbara Lom) Award sponsored by Thorlabs
  • Mercedes Robinson, Davidson College (Mentor: Julio Ramirez) Award sponsored by Brandeis University
  • Alexander Roseman, Oberlin College (Mentor: Jan Thornton) Award sponsored by AD Instruments
  • Lauren Walker, Indiana University (Mentor: George Rebec) Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates
  • Alyssa Wield, University of Wisconsin (Mentor: Ronald Kalil) Award sponsored by Campden Instruments

2008 FUN Travel Award Winners - Washington DC

  • Raven Adams, Colby College (Mentor: Melissa Glen) Award sponsored by Thorlabs
  • Caitlin Baran, Ithaca College (Mentor: Jean Hardwick) Award sponsored by the FUN Membership
  • Tracy Bedrosian, University of Michigan (Mentor: Sarah Clinton) Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates
  • Kelli Carroll, Davidson College, (Mentor: Barbara Lom) Award sponsored by Noldus
  • Matthew Davis, University of Texas-Arlington (Mentor: Yuan Peng) Award sponsored by Campden Instruments
  • Brianna Goldenstein, University of North Dakota (Mentor: Van Doze) Award sponsored by Kinder Scientific
  • Casey Guenthner, Amherst College (Mentor: Mary Harrington) Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation
  • John Harkness, Western Washington University (Mentor: Jeffrey Grimm) Award sponsored by MBF Bioscience
  • Jui Hu, Amherst College (Mentor: Sarah Turgeon) Award sponsored by Coulbourn Instruments
  • Kristen Huber, Bowdoin College (Mentor: Patsy Dickinson) Award sponsored by MedAssociates
  • Joonmyoung Hwang, University of Michigan (Mentor: Shelly Flagel) Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation
  • Sarah Jenkins, Pomona College (Mentor: Karen Parfitt) Award sponsored by Fine Science Tools
  • Zack Johnson,University of Illinois (Mentor: Justin Rhodes) Award sponsored by Wellesley College
  • Bonnie Kass, Ursinius College (Mentor: Rebecca Kohn) Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi
  • Mark Kvarta, Cornell University (Mentor: Bruce Johnson) Award sponsored by Leica Microsystems 
  • Timberley LaMontagne, Northern Kentucky University (Mentor: Mark Bardgett) Award sponsored by Simbiotic Software
  • Susan Mazalan, Simmons College (Mentor: Bruce Gray) Award sponsored by Brandeis University
  • Rishi Mistry, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (Mentor: Deb Kreiss) Award sponsored by the FUN Presidents
  • Martina Mustroph, Davidson College (Mentor: Julio Ramirez) Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates
  • Mary Petrosko, Dominican University (Mentor: Bob Calin-Jageman)Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation
  • Kartik Ramamoorthi, Rutgers University (Mentor: Tim Otto) Award sponsored by Macalester Cognitve Neuroscience Studies
  • Shayna Williams, Claremont McKenna College (Mentor: Melissa Coleman) Award sponsored by AD Instruments
  • Shira Ziegle, Oberlin College (Mentor: Jan Thorton) Award sponsored by AD Instruments

2007 FUN Travel Award Winners - San Diego, CA

  • Anthony Abraham, University of Michigan (Mentor: Sarah Clinton) Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation
  • Sarah Allen, Oberlin College (Mentor: Jan Thornton)
  • Matt Bombard, Central Michigan University (Mentor: Gary Dunbar) Award sponsored by Kinder Scientific
  • Akash Chandawarkar, Harvard University (Mentor: Hande Ozdinler) Award sponsored by AD Instruments
  • Katie Haines, Trinity College (Mentor: Harry Blaise) Award sponsored by Simbiotic Software
  • Ann Hoffman, University of Pittsburgh (Mentor: Anthony Kline) Award sponsored by Lafayette Instruments
  • Ivan Kotchetkov, Harvard University (Mentor: U. Shivraj Sohur) Award sponsored by Brandeis University
  • Ellen Merrick, University of Virginia (Mentor: Manoj Patel) Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation
  • Yvonne Ogbonmwan, Georgia State University (Mentor: Kyle Frantz) Award sponsored by MedAssociates
  • Michael Skrelja, Manhattanville College, (Mentor: Annemarie Bettica) Award sponsored by MedAssociates
  • Steve Punzell, Washington and Jefferson College (Mentor: Ron Bayline) Award sponsored by AD Instrument
  • Cara Ramsey, Washington College (Mentor: Michael Kerchner) Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates
  • Melody Smith, National Center Toxicological Research / FDA, Jefferson (Mentor: Sherry Ferguson) Award sponsored by Noldus
  • Amanda Staiti, University of New England (Mentor: David Mokler) Award sponsored by Plexon
  • Hugo Tejeda, University of Texas (Mentor: Lauro O'Dell) Award sponsored by Coulbourn Instruments
  • Carey Wilson, Lafayette College (Mentor: Wendy Hill) Award sponsored by Smith College
  • Ku Xu, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Science (Mentor: Van Doze) Award sponsored by MBF Bioscience
  • Tonya Yager, Hartwick College (Mentor: Kinho Chan) Award sponsored by Noldus 
  • Mackensie Yore, Wellesley College (Mentor: Mark Tetel) Award sponsored by Wellesley College
  • Wen-Jia Zhang, University of Toronto (Mentor: Martin Wojtowicz) Award sponsored by Campden Instruments


2006 FUN Travel Award Winners - Atlanta, GA

  • Ron Alfa, University of California (Mentor: Armin Blesch) Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates
  • Jonathan Berrout, University of Texas (Mentor: Masako Isokawa) Award sponsored by Houghton Mifflin
  • Gwendolyn Calhoon, St. Mary's College of Maryland (Mentor: Anne Marie Brady) Award sponsored by Coulbourn Instruments
  • Katherine Cano, George Mason University  (Mentor: Jane Flinn) Award sponsored by Smith College
  • Anthony Disorbo, Baldwin Wallace College (Mentor: Andrew Mickley) Award sponsored by Houghton Mifflin
  • Erik Duboue, Tulane University (Mentor: Charles Blaha & Guy Mittleman) Award sponsored by ADInstruments
  • Amanda Foust, Washington State Universtiy (Mentor: Dave Rector) Award sponsored by Harvard Apparatus
  • Caroline Freitag, Marquette University (Mentor: Michelle Mynlieff) Award sponsored by Wellesley College
  • Matthew Glasser, Emory University (Mentor: James Rilling)
  • Jon Harrold, James Madison University (Mentor: Corey Cleland) Award sponsored by Noldus
  • Cathryn Hughes, Baylor University (Mentor: Bradley Keel) Award sponsored by Wellesley College
  • Lincoln Husbands, Univeristy of Texas (Mentor: Theresa Jones) Award sponsored by MBF Bioscience
  • Sarah Johnson, Emory University (Mentor: Jacob Vanlandingham)
  • Sarah Jutila, Emory University (Mentor: David Redish) Award sponsored by Hamilton-Kinder
  • Liz Kirby, Duke University (Mentor: Christina Williams) Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation
  • Tiffany Lin, Amherst College (Mentor: Sarah Turgeon) Award sponsored by Coulbourn Instruments
  • Oleg Lobanov, University of Texas (Mentor: Yuan Bo Pen) Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation
  • Annemarie McCartney, Miami University (Mentor: Lori Isaacson) Award sponsored by ADInstruments
  • Alexander Murphy-Nakhnikian, Indiana University (Mentor: George Rebec) Award sponsored by Plexon
  • Nick Neufeld, University of Winnipeg (Mentor: Lizann Bolinger) Award sponsored by CleveMed
  • Kate Pickoff, Manhattanville College (Mentor: Annemarie Bettica) Award sponsored by Georgia State College
  • Jonathan Treece, Arkansas State University (Mentor: Malathi Srivatson) Award sponsored by the Medical College of Georgia
  • Florence Varodayan, Emory University (Mentor: Brenda Porter) Award sponsored by MedAssociates


2005 FUN Travel Award Winners - Washington, DC

  • Adrienne Baran, University of Detroit (Mentor: Mary Lou Caspers)
  • Kimberly Berry, Nat. Center for Toxicological Res. /FDA (Mentor: Sherry Ferguson)
  • Susan Bothwell, Lafayette College (Mentor: Elaine Reynolds) Award sponsored by Wellesley College
  • Barry Cordero, Univ. California San Diego (Mentor: Gabriel Silva)
  • Caitlin Dufault, The Colorado College (Mentor: Lori Driscoll)
  • Heather Foozer, Northern Kentucky University (Mentor: Mark Bardgett) Award sponsored by Med Associates
  • Frederick Hitti, Dartmouth College (Mentor: Kendall Lee) Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation
  • John Rudoy, (Mentor: Noah Sandstrom) Award sponsored by Emory University
  • Theresa Spranger, University of Detroit (Mentor: Mary Lou Caspers)
  • Virginia Woods, Cornell University (Mentor: Ronald Hoy)


2004 FUN Travel Award Winners - San Diego, CA

  • David Busha, Macalester College (Mentor: Eric Wiertelak) Award sponsored by Med Associates
  • Daniel Cuzzone, Trinity College (Mentor: William Church)
  • Kathryn Gniotczynski, Marquette University (Mentor: D.A.Wagner, Sponsor: Michelle Mynlieff)
  • Amee Hall, University of Texas at Dallas (Mentor: Stephen Lomber)
  • Robyn Kondrad, College of William & Mary (Mentor: Joshua Burk)
  • Sidney Kuo, Pomona College (Mentor: Karen Parfitt) Award sponsored by Emory University
  • Hyo Won Lee, The Colorado College (Mentor: Bob Jacobs)
  • Michelle Pate, Arkansas State University (Mentor: Roger Buchanan)
  • Winona Poulton, Davidson College (Mentor: Julio Ramirez)
  • Abigail Rao, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Mentor: Ronald Kalil) Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation
  • Tori Schaefer, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation (Mentor: Michael Williams) Award sponsored by Wellesley College


2003 FUN Travel Award Winners - New Orleans, LA

  • Nicolas Bamat , Michelle Kron , Andrew Schulte, Williams College (Mentor: Betty Zimmerberg)
  • Jill Braun, University of Detroit (Mentor: Mary Lou Caspers)
  • Tina Marks, University of New England  (Mentor: Edward Bilsky)
  • Adam Numis, Pennsylvania State University (Mentor: Anne Andrews)
  • Steven Pan, California State University (Mentor: Sonsoles de Lacalle)
  • Alyssa Picchini, Lafayette College (Mentor: Wendy Hill)
  • Tori Schaefer, College of Mount St. Joseph (Mentor: Michael Williams)
  • Katie Travis, Colorado College (Mentor: Bob Jacobs)
  • Jennifer Williams, University of Rochester (Mentor: Krystel Huxlin)

     
2002 FUN Travel Award Winners - Orlando, FL

  • Stephanie Courchesne, Davidson College (Mentor: Julio Ramirez)
  • Tanvi Desai, University of Detroit (Mentor: Mary Lou Caspers)
  • Rebecca Foltz, Northern Kentucky University (Mentor: Mark Bardgett)
  • Brian McGettigan, Dickinson College (Mentor: Teresa Barber)
  • J.A. Ogg, Albion College (Mentor: Jeffrey Wilson)
  • Ericka Ann Peterson, Westminster College (Mentor: Alan Gittis)
  • Dawn Reichenbach, Pennsylvania State University (Mentor: Anne Andrews)
  • Stephanie Soscia, Smith College (Mentor: Mary Harrington)
  • Kenneth Sowinski, Pennsylvania State University (Mentor: Anne Andrews)
  • Doris Wang, Yale University (Mentor: Angelique Bordey)


2001 FUN Travel Award Winners - San Diego, CA

  • Jennifer Caldwell, Davidson College (Mentor: Julio Ramirez)
  • Aaron Cecala, Allegheny College (Mentor: E. Lee Coates)
  • Shawnne Glenn, Rider University (Mentor: Stephanie Golski)
  • Cameron Good, University of Central Arkansas (Mentor: James Murray)
  • Cindy Kenmuir, Baldwin Wallace College (Mentor: G. Andrew Mickley)
  • C. Brock Kirwan, University of Utah (Mentor: Raymond Kesner)
  • Reyna Pijanowski, Bates College (Mentor: Nancy Kleckner)
  • Wendi Schmid, University of Northern Colorado-Greeley (Mentor: Gayle Brosnan-Watters)


2000 FUN Travel Award Winners - New Orleans, LA

  • Jeremiah Boles, University of North Carolina (Mentor: Rick Meeker)
  • Sara Hebbeler, Indiana University (Mentor: Dale Sengelaub)
  • Matthew Kayser, Brown University (Mentor: Mark Bear)
  • Jennifer Lewey, Brandeis University (Mentor: John Lisman)
  • Timothy Monahan, University of Washington (Mentor: Theresa Jones)
  • Melanie Powers, Ithaca College (Mentor: Jean Hardwick)

 
1999 FUN Travel Award Winners - Miami Beach, FL

  • Angela Burkhardt, Muskingum College (Mentor: Dr. Larry Normansell)
  • Elizabeth Ann Cresiski, University of Pennsylvania Medical College (Mentors: Dr. D. M. Kopp & Dr. Rita Balice-Gordan) 
  • Rachel Groth, Macalester College (Mentor: Dr Lin Aanonsen)
  • Adam Orr, Trinity College (Mentor: Dr. William Church)
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1998 FUN Travel Award Winners - Los Angeles, CA

  • Michelle Mazei, Central Michigan University (Mentor: Gary Dunbar)
  • Jill Roche, Amherst College (Mentor: Sarah Turgeon)
  • Linda Schoenfeld, Ithaca College (Mentor: Jean Hardwick)
  • Ali Khammanivong, University of St. Thomas (Mentor: Dwight Nelson)


1997 FUN Travel Award Winners - New Orleans, LA

  • Jennifer J. Quinn, (Mentor: Dr. J. Timothy Cannon) University of Scranton
  • Deborah A. Shear, Central Michigan University (Mentor: Dr. Gary L. Dunbar)
  • Gerald F. Reis, Pomona College (Mentor: Dr. Karen D. Parfitt)

 
1996 FUN Travel Award Winner - Washington, DC

  • Ben Deverman, University of Detroit (Mentor: Dr. Mary Lou Caspers)


1995 FUN Travel Award Winners - San Diego, CA

  • If you won, or were the mentor of someone who won, a travel award in 1995, please send us your information so that we can post it here.


1994 FUN Travel Award Winners - Miami Beach, FL

  • Gregory T. Hofeldt, University of Oregon (Mentor: Dr. Terry T. Takahashi)
  • Lori Larsen, Colorado College (Mentor: Dr. Bob Jacobs)
  • Ethan Abraham, Macalester College (Mentor: Dr. Lin Aanonsen)
  • Albert Newman, Northeastern Illinois University (Mentor: Dr. William J. Pizzi)
  • Michael Felton, Indiana-Purdue University (Mentor: Dr. W. Jeffrey Wilson)

 
1993 FUN Travel Award Winners - Washington, DC

  • Catherine L. Clarke, Oberlin College (Mentor: Dr. David Holtzman)


1992 FUN Travel Award Winner - San Diego, CA

  • Nan Steinbronn, Indiana-Purdue University (Mentor: Dr. W. Jeffrey Wilson)