Alan Hall and Norton B. Gilula Travel Awards
To support the next generation of researchers, JCB provides the Alan Hall and Norton B. Gilula Travel Awards that allow undergraduates, graduates, and early-career postdocs to attend the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology and the European Molecular Biology Organization.
Alan Hall Travel Award
Established in memory of Alan Hall, former JCB Editor-in-Chief. Open to outstanding graduate students, and first year postdocs whose work being presented at ASCB was performed while a PhD or MD/PhD student, who excelled in their research as trainees. The winner will be presented with a certificate during the meeting and receive reimbursement for travel and per diem expenses up to $1,000 USD.
Norton B. Gilula Travel Award
Established in memory of Norton B. “Bernie” Gilula, former JCB Editor-in-Chief. Open to outstanding graduate or undergraduate students who excelled in their research as trainees. The winner will be presented with a certificate during the meeting and receive reimbursement for travel and per diem expenses up to $1,000 USD.
2019 Award Recipients
Devashish Dwivedi recently completed his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Mahak Sharma at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, where he investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying the cell and centrosome cycle. Devashish will be continuing his work on a similar theme in the laboratory of Dr. Patrick Meraldi at University of Geneva where he recently joined as postdoctoral fellow. At the ASCB/EMBO conference, Devashish will be presenting a poster entitled “Mitosis Specific Dynein Adaptor Hook2, Regulates the Cell Cycle Progression and its Mitotic Localisations are Regulated by the Mitotic Kinase Plk1.”
Sanchari Datta is a graduate student in Dr. Mike Henne’s laboratory in the Cell Biology Department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. She is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of how Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) – Lipid droplet (LD) inter-organelle communication is mediated to maintain lipid homeostasis. As a part of this research, she recently characterized the cerebellar ataxia-associated sorting nexin protein, Snx14, which promotes LD growth at ER-LD contacts. Sanchari will be presenting a poster at the ASCB/EMBO meeting on this work.
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Photo of Alan Hall courtesy of the Biozentrum