2019 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Awards

The  Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology sponsored awards for graduate student oral presentations at the 2019 SACNAS The National Diversity is STEM Conference in Honolulu, Hawai’i.  This year, three students qualified for our discipline:   Melissa Roberts University of California, Berkeley A Genetic Strategy to Identify Lipid Droplet Protein Degradation Pathways       Stephanie L. Silva-Del […]

2019 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award (Carleson)

Nicholas Carleson Oregon State University Corvallis, OR   Gene Duplication, Pathogenicity, and Genome Plasticity of Phytophthora ramorum Nicholas Carleson*1; Brian Knaus1; Meredith Larsen2; Caroline Press2 and Niklaus Grünwald2, (1)Oregon State University, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, (2)Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service Clonally reproducing plant pathogens, that do […]

2019 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award (Silva-Del Toro)

Stephanie L. Silva-Del Toro University of Iowa Iowa City, IA   Mechanisms of H. Pylori-Induced Neutrophil Nuclear Hypersegmentation Stephanie L. Silva-Del Toro*, University of Iowa and Lee-Ann Allen, University of Iowa Inflammation Program Helicobacter pylori is a human pathogen that resides in the gastric mucosa, eliciting a neutrophil (PMN) dominant inflammatory response that can progress […]

2019 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award (Roberts)

Melissa Roberts University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA   A Genetic Strategy to Identify Lipid Droplet Protein Degradation Pathways Melissa Roberts*1; Dara Leto2; Julian Stevenson1; Kartoosh Heydari1; Lawrence Bacudio1; Ron Kopito2; Michael Bassik2 and James Olzmann1, (1)University of California, Berkeley, (2)Stanford University Nearly all cells store lipids in endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-derived organelles called lipid droplets […]