June 2011

The 2011 Thematic Poster Competition

This year’s ASBMB 2011 Annual Meeting Thematic Best Poster Awards were announced on Wednesday, April 13, in Washington, D.C. 

Thematic Best Poster Awards are given each year at the society’s annual meeting in an effort to encourage the research of our young scientists. Each award includes a cash prize. Theme organizers from each of the ten scientific themes judged more than 1,000 poster presentations.  Congratulations to all of this year’s awardees.

Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery Theme

Goncalo Bernades, ETH Zürich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Elizabeth Boon, Stony Brook University  

DNA Replication, Recombination, and Repair Theme

Kingsley Boateng, NIDDK, NIH
Adihe Lokanga, LMCB, NIDDK, NIH
Andrew J. Melber, Juniata College
Mark C. Weir, Juniata College 
Tiffany Winsor, Duke University

Lipid Membrane Metabolism Theme

Yu-Fang Chang, Cornell University
Yeun Ju Kim, NICHD/NIH
Galen Miller, Oregon State University
Katherine Ward, University of Notre Dame

Metabolism and Disease Theme

Gautam Dhar, UCLA
Vishal Gohil, Massachusetts General Hospital
Kristin Nieman, University of Chicago
Cesar Osorio-Fuentealba, Universidad de Chile

Obesity Theme

Lutfi Abu-Elheiga , Baylor College of Medicine
David W. Nelson, University of Wisconsin  
Dario C. Ramirez, Experimental Therapeutics Research Program –OMRF
Harini Sampath, Oregon Health & Science University

Protein Synthesis and Degradation Theme

 Jialing Bao, Penn State University, College of Medicine
Shintaro Imamura, National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Yokohama, Japan

RNA Theme

 Ashley Bonneau, CSU Channel Islands
Tejal Naik, University of Delaware
Andrea Rivera, University of Puerto Rico

Signal Transduction from the Plasma Membrane to the Nucleus Theme

Martin Audet, Michel Bouvier Laboratory, IRIC, Université de Montréal
Jeon Goo Lee, Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles
Koji Onomoto, Kyoto University, Japan

Structure, Mechanism, and Regulation in Enzyme Catalysis Theme

Cherece Armwood, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Qian Cheng, Vanderbilt University
Elizabeth Erickson, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Yang Gao, Iowa State University

Transcription and Chromatin Theme

Anne Gegonne, EIB, NCI, NIH
April MacKellar, Duke University Medical Center
Olufunmilola Olufemi, Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine
Ilchung Shin, Iowa State University 


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