Travel Awards

The ASBMB awarded over $250,000 in travel funding to help attendees present research at the annual meeting. An abstract submission as first author to an ASBMB topic category by the Nov. 17 deadline was required.  .  

Travel Reimbursement Guidelines

  • Travel Award Reimbursements   
    Graduate and postdoctoral awardees do not register or pay for the Day of Development, Saturday, April 21st.  The ASBMB will manage your Day of Development registration and $25 registration fee.

Travel Awards and Deadlines 

Application deadline for the following award is 5:00 pm EST on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

Application deadline for the following award is 5:00 pm EST on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

Review the following links prior to submitting an application: 


Undergraduate Student Competitive Travel Awardees 

Angela Addison, University of St. Thomas
Ester Alvarez, University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras
Trever Bostelaar, University of Michigan
Melissa Budicini, University of Notre Dame
Sarah Glass, Kalamazoo College
Jada Hackman, Juniata College
Kathuria Karan, University of Texas at Austin
Lauren Kueffer, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Ilia Mazin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Laura Meissner, Villanova University
Oluwadamilola Oke, Vassar College
Jenna Pellegrino, Ursinus College
Alec Perrera, University of Arizona
Damien Rasmussen, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Julianne Riggs, Wesleyan University
Shelby Roseman, University of Delaware
Sanjna Surya, Cornell University
Brianna Thomas, Southern University A&M College
Andrew Tobias, Montclair State University
Tasmeen Weerakoon, Miami University

Undergraduate Faculty Travel Awardees 

Josh Beckham, The University of Texas at Austin
Andrew Bonham, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Cheryl Clauson-Kozina, Saint Leo University
Susan Colette Daubner, St. Mary's University
Heather Evans Anderson, Winthrop University
Megan Filbin-Wong, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Marina Holz, Yeshiva University
Misty Kuhn, San Francisco State University
Gustavo MacIntosh, Iowa State University
Peter Oelkers, University of Michigan - Dearborn
Karen Resendes, Westminster College
Rebecca Roberts, Ursinus College
Maria Santos, Federal University of São João Del Rei
Angela Stoeckman, Bethel University
Melanie Van, Stry Lane College
Linlin Zhao, Central Michigan University
Deborah Zies, University of Mary Washington

Graduate Student Travel Awardees supported by the Minority Affairs Committee

Michael Amadi, California State University East Bay
Shyretha Brown, Tennessee State University
Olive Burata, San Jose State University
Taylor Dismuke, Texas State University
Derell Hardman, Alabama A&M University
Michael Little, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rachael Lucero, San Jose State University

Eduardo Reyes-Vargas, University of Utah
Nestor Rodriguez, Texas State University
Mikaela Sifuentes, University of Texas Health Science Center
at San Antonio
Melvin Thomas III, North Carolina State University
Nathanial Torres, Oklahoma State University
Clarence White, North Carolina A&T State University
Daniel Wilson, Carnegie Mellon University 

Graduate and Postdoctoral Travel Awardees

Christopher Abdullah, OHSU/UC San Diego
Elizabeth Abshire, University of Michigan
Sendi Adame-García, CINVESTAV Mexico
Matthew Albertolle, Vanderbilt University
Sanket Anaokar, Duquesne University
Shabbir Ansari, UTHSCT
Nicole Antczak, Northeastern University
Sudheesh AP, Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology
Isabel Askenasy, Florida State University
Kyle Bagnell, Bemidji State University
Juan Barajas, The Ohio State University
Karl Barber, Yale University
Chelsea Barrett, University of Kentucky
Wilma Bernardes, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation -
René Rachou Research Center
Baylye Boxall, College of Charleston
Bryce Buchanan, Ball State University
Florian Busch, The Ohio State University
Shreeta Chakraborty, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
Bandana Chakravarti, University of Iowa
Andrew Chan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Yvonne Chan, University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Ashlesha Chaubal, Wayne State University
Yuting Chen, Texas Tech University
Carly Ching, Northeastern University
Kamrul Chowdhury, UNSW Australia
Emily Clay, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Blaine Connor, Johns Hopkins University
Evan Cornett, Van Andel Research Institute
Maisa Correa de Oliveira, Southern Methodist University
Jia Cui, UAB
Alan Culbertson, Iowa State University
Emily Cushing, University of Iowa
Sadhan Das, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
Cameron Davis, Tennessee Technological University
Matthew de Cruz, University of Southern Mississippi
Yamixa Delgado, University of Puerto Rico
Prasad Devarshi, Purdue University
Meredith Eckstein, University of Kentucky
Diane Eilerts, San Jose State University
Adewale Fadaka, Afe Babalola University and
University of Lagos, Nigeria
Jun Fang, Tsinghua University
Jared Field, University of Manitoba
Ingrid Forestier-Román, University of Puerto Rico
Mallory Franklin, University of Minnesota
Yanlin Fu, case western reserve university
Kayla Fuselier, LSU Health Sciences Center
Ann-Kathrin Gaiser, Institute of Pharmacology of Natural Products
and Clinical Pharmacology
Claudia Garcia-Berumen, Universidad Michoacana
de San Nicolas de Hidalgo
Meagan Garrison, Middle Tennessee State University
Joseph Gerdt, Harvard Medical School
Christopher Goins, University of Toledo
Hector Gonzalez Cantu, Texas A&M International University
Zach Grimes, Middle Tennessee State University
Robert Grinshpon, North Carolina State University
Dipika Gupta, University of Connecticut Health
Hugo Guterres, Northeastern University
Fatme Hachem, Wayne State University-School of Medicine
Lindsay Hammack, IUPUI
Elizabeth Haywood, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Joshua Holcomb, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Moriah Hovde, University of North Dakota
Ye Hu, The People's Hospital of 
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Wei Huang, Case Western Reserve University
Viraj Ichhaporia, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Matthew Imhof, Oakland University
Christopher Indovina, Ball State University
Stefan Irby, Purdue University
Benedicta Iwuagwu, Robert Gordon University
Wisdom Iyanda-Joel, Covenant University
Meredith Jackrel, University of Pennsylvania
Dhara Jajal, Sardar Patel University (Vallabh Vidyanagar, India)
HyeIn Jang, University of Kentucky
Shasika Jayarathne, Texas tech university
Kathleen Jeffery, Purdue University
Chunhua Jiang, University of Miami
Tom Jurkiw, University of Michigan
Petra Kadakova, Stephen F. Austin State University
Parnika Kadam, Georgetown University
Vinay Kadarla, Wichita State University
Amanda Kaminaris, New York Institute of Technology
MD Fazul Karim, Eastern Illinois University
Canan Kasikara, Rutgers University
Michele Kattke, UCLA
Allison Keim, Duke University
Prakash Kharel, Kent State University
Henry Kilgore, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Dongwook Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Jonathan Kinder, University of Kentucky
Christine Kirkpatrick, UNC Chapel Hill
Nitzan Koppel, Harvard University
Molly Kottemann, The Rockefeller University
Jamie Kraft, University of Ottawa
Grace Kroner, University of Michigan
Michael Lacasse, University of Toronto
Franziska Lang, Purdue University
Jamison Law, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Anthony Leyme, Boston University
Melissa Li, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Yue Li, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Mason Liu, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences -
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tongri Liu, University of Oxford
Yansheng Liu, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich
Jonathan Lloyd, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Chih Hung Lo, University of Minnesota
Jason Low, The University of Sydney, Australia
Chuanrui Ma, Nankai University
Kaylee Magee, Simon Fraser University
Gargi Maity, VA Medical Center
Ravinder Malik, UCLA
Zachary March, University of Pennsylvania
Arthur Marvin, Boston University
James McCormick, Southern Methodist University
Melissa McDougall, Oregon State University
Christine Mehner, Mayo Clinic
Steve Meisburger, Princeton University
Wenli Meng, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Kalhara Menikdiwela, Texas Tech University
Effie Miller, The Ohio State University
James Miller, Medical College of Wisconsin
Caitlyn Mills, Northeastern University
Morgan Milton, RTI International
Mona Mirheydari, Kent State University
Sepideh Mohammadhosseinpour, Stephen F Austin State University
Varnavas (Dimitri) Mouchlis, UC San Diego
Roumita Moulick, NCBS, TIFR
Yvette Mukaneza, Montreal Heart Institute
Robert Murphy, University of Kentucky
Alexandra Nail, University of Kentucky
Kevin Namitz, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Erin Nicklow, Cornell University
Rebecca Norcross, University of Kentucky
Denise Okafor, Emory University
Huan Ou-Yang, National Taiwan University
Veronica Partridge, Texas State University
Gwenn Parungao, The University of Toledo
Swetha Parvathaneni, Howard University
Chandni Patel, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Sumitra Pati, University of Georgia
Colleen Pike, University of Delaware
Mark Pinkerton, Rutgers University
Christine Pol, LKSM Temple University
Priya Putta, Kent State University
Derion Reid, Northeastern University
Adel Rezaeimoghadam, University of Manitoba
Timothy Rhoads, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Matthieu Ruiz, Montreal Heart Institute
Lynn Schrag, Kansas State University
Maja Semanjski, University of Tuebingen
Jesus Serrano-Negron, University of Puerto Rico
Prajna Shanbhogue, Stony Brook University
Pragati Sharma, Rutgers University- RWJ Medical School
Rachel Sieg, University of Kentucky
Kevin Siegenthaler, Cornell University
Kook Son, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michaela Sousares, Texas State University San Marcos
Nicholas Spellmon, Wayne State University
Kevin Stanley, Illinois State University
Rosalie Sterner, Mayo Clinic
Wen-Min Su, Rutgers University
Toshiyuki Takasugi, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Tommy Tashjian, Northeastern University
Marjan Tavassoli, University of Calgary
Sandra Therrien-Laperrière, University of Montreal
Rochelle Tiedemann, Van Andel Research Institute
Alejandro Torres-Quintanilla, Tecnológico de Monterrey
Cheng-Fen, Tu Academia Sinica
Ravi Vattepu, Wichita State University
Alex Veith, Baylor College of Medicine
Yacoba Vroom Teschemaker Minnow, Montclair State University
Fengtian Wang, Louisiana State University 
Health Sciences Center Shreveport
Kesai Wang, Washington University in St. Louis
Monica Weis, Texas State University San Marcos
Emily Werth, UNC Chapel Hill
Callie Wigington, Stanford University
Kaveesha Wijesinghe, University of Notre Dame
Sunnie Wong, Tulane University School of Medicine
Adam Wood, Carnegie Mellon University
Chen-Shan, Woodcock University of Pittsburgh
Mingxuan Wu, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Heli Xu, Rutgers University
Yang Xin Zi Cindy Xu, University of Manitoba
Dana Yaffe, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Zhe Yang, Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Azure Yarbrough, UALR/UAMS
Iva Ziu, Oakland University