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Summer 2013 Travel Awards

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

These awards were for graduate students currently advised by a full FIC 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 summer and fall of 2013.

  1. Mohamed Ali
    Abstract title: A glycation product is a critical nutrient source for Salmonella in the inflamed intestine
    Microbiology; Traveling to the American Society for Microbiology Conference on Salmonella.
    Advisor: Brian Ahmer

  2. Morgan Cichon
    Abstract title: Analysis of Carotenoids in Foods and Biological Samples
    Food Science and Technology; Traveling to the American Chemical Society National Meeting
    Advisor: Steve Schwartz

  3. Erin DiCaprio
    Abstract title: The effect of abiotic stress on the internalization of animal caliciviruses in Romaine lettuce
    Food Science and Technology; Traveling to the International Conference on Caliciviruses.
    Advisor: Jianrong Li

  4. Fangfei Lou
    Abstract title: High pressure treatment of human norovirus virus-like particles: factors affecting destruction efficacy
    Food Science and Technology; Traveling to the International Conference on Caliciviruses.
    Advisor: Jianrong Li

  5. Zhongyan Lu
    Abstract title: Comparative pathogenesis of tissue culture porcine sapovirus Cowden strain and infectious clone mutants in gnotobiotic pigs
    Veterinary Preventive Medicine; Traveling to the International Conference on Caliciviruses.
    Advisor: Linda Saif

  6. Ashley Predmore
    Abstract title: Sanitization of two norovirus surrogates in fresh produce by gaseous ozone treatment
    Food Science and Technology; Traveling to the International Conference on Caliciviruses.
    Advisor: Ken Lee

  7. Stephen Vadia
    Abstract Title:  Listeriolysin O mediates a novel Entry pathway of listeria monocytogenes into host cells
    Microbiology; Attending the Cold Spring Harbor Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Response meeting.
    Advisor: Stephanie Seveau

  8. Yuji Wang
    Abstract title: Planar field effect transistor biosensors: toward single molecular detection and clinical applications
    Electrical Engineering; Traveling to the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting
    Advisor: Wu Lu