Food Innovation Center

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Spring 2013 Travel Awards

Congratulations to the 15 recipients of the spring 2013 Graduate Student Travel Awards!

These awards were for graduate students currently advised by an FIC faculty member who have worked on research projects consistent with the FIC mission. The awards were designed to help students travel to professional meetings and conferences of national or international significance in the spring and summer of 2013.

  1. Andrew Barry
    Abstract Title: Color retention of a pectin-alginate gel loaded with anthocyanins from three sources
    Food Science and Technology; Traveling to the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago, IL
    Advisor: Monica Giusti

  2. Kshipra Chandrashekhar
    Abstract Title: A chemotaxis transducer in Campylobacter jejuni with a role in sensing essential nutrients
    Veterinary Preventive Medicine; Traveling to the Annual American Association of Avian Pathologists Scientific Meeting in Chicago, IL
    Advisor: Gireesh Rajashekara

  3. Jessica Cooperstone
    Abstract Title: Increased carotenoid bioavailability from a unique, cis-lycopene containing tangerine-type tomato
    Food Science and Technology; Traveling to Experimental Biology in Boston, MA
    Advisor: Steven Schwartz

  4. Vicki Garrett
    Abstract Title: Farmers' Perspectives on the Local Food Movement
    Rural Sociology; Traveling to the Joint Annual Meetings of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society (AFHVS), Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), and  Society for Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN) in East Lansing, MI
    Advisor: Jeff Sharp

  5. Yi Guo
    Abstract Title: Vitamin C status is inversely related to quercetin bioavailability in young adults
    OSUN; Traveling to Experimental Biology in Boston, MA
    Advisor: Richard Bruno

  6. Fabiola Gutierrez-Orozco
    Abstract Title: Anti-inflammatory activity and metabolism of α-mangostin by cells of human origin
    OSUN; Traveling to Experimental Biology in Boston, MA
    Advisor: Mark Failla

  7. Jia-Yu Ke
    Abstract Title: Accumulation of dietary naringenin and metabolites in mice
    OSUN; Traveling to Experimental Biology in Boston, MA
    Advisor: Martha Belury

  8. Ben Kerrick
    Abstract Title:Borrowed Ground: How vacant lots can contribute to land access and healthy foods in neighborhood- scale foodsheds
    Environmental Science, City and Regional Planning; Traveling to the American Planning Association National Conference in Chicago, IL
    Advisor: Casey Hoy

  9. Elizabeth Kolbe
    Abstract Title: Visualizing and Quantifying Normative Scenarios for Sustainable Agriculture in Northeast Ohio
    Environmental Sciences; Traveling to the Joint Annual Meetings of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society (AFHVS), Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), and  Society for Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN) in East Lansing, MI
    Advisor: Casey Hoy

  10. Amy Mackos
    Abstract Title: CCL2 is necessary for stressor-induced exacerbation of infectious colitis and is a key player in host-microbiota interactions
    Oral Biology; Traveling to The Gut Microbiome: The Effector/Regulatory Immune Network
    Advisor: Michael Bailey

  11. Caleb Orchard
    Abstract Title: Breeding for nutritional traits in tomato using naturally occurring variation in the fruit specific beta-cyclase promoter
    Horticulture and Crop Science; Traveling to the Tomato Breeder’s Roundtable in Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Advisor: David Francis

  12. Qiwen Shen
    Abstract Title: Identification of the role of mangostin in adipocytes with high throughput biosensor platform
    Human Nutrition;  Traveling to Experimental Biology in Boston, MA
    Advisor: Ouliana Ziouzenkova

  13. Rebecca Som Castellano
    Abstract Title: Food Security: National, Regional, and International Challenges
    Rural Sociology; Traveling to the International Studies Association Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA
    Advisor: Jeff Sharp

  14. Lana Uhrig
    Abstract Title: Biomarkers of adherence and efficacy: Modulation of biomarkers of DNA damage in a Phase 1b trial of post-surgical oral cancer patients on a long-term food-based prevention study with black raspberries
    Public Health – Environmental Health Science;  Traveling to the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Washington, DC
    Advisor: Christopher Weghorst

  15. Jia Wei (Ben) Yeap
    Abstract Title: Inactivation Kinetics and Mechanism of a Norovirus Surrogate on Stainless Steel Coupons Using Chlorine Dioxide Gas
    Food Science and Technology;  Traveling to the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago, IL
    Advisor: Jianrong Li