Young Investigator


Up to 10 grants of $500 each will be awarded to undergraduate/graduate students and/or individuals within 5 years of receiving doctoral degrees who are regular, associate or student members of SEBM who have paid current dues. You can apply for SEBM membership by completing an application form. 

The applicant must submit an abstract to the Experimental Biology Meeting in accordance with the rules and regulations for submitting abstracts.  The abstract should include: a purpose or hypothesis, a description of what was done, results with statistics if appropriate, and a conclusion. Decisions will be made by committee and will be based upon scientific credentials and merit. Individuals may only receive this award one time. The deadline for award application submission is January 1, 2017 and announcement of awards will be made by January 31st.

Grant application materials must be submitted as a pdf file and include (1) a completed application form including signatures of applicant and a supervisor, advisor, department chair or dean verifying accuracy of the information (2) a biographical sketch (two page maximum) and (3) a copy of the abstract for presentation at the Experimental Biology 2017 meeting.

2016 Young Investigator Awardees


Steven Brooks, West Virginia University
Pharmacological Inhibition of NAD(P)H Oxidase with the Peptide gp91ds-tat During Ischemic Stroke Reduces Infarct Volume and Improves Vascular Reactivity in Obese Zucker Rats
Poster Session Title: Novel Mechanisms of Cerebrovascular Dysfunction
Day of presentation: Monday, April 4, 2016
Poster Board Number: B99
Poster Presentation Time: 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D

Sarika ChaudhariUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center
Store Operated Ca2+ Entry Suppressed TGF&[beta]1- Smad3 Signaling Pathway in Glomerular Mesangial Cells
Poster Session Title: Ion Channels, Transporters and Pumps in Health and Disease
Day of presentation: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Poster Board Number: B241
Poster Presentation Time: 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D



Karen Doersch, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Wound Healing in a Model of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus may be Delayed by a Lack of Interleukin-2
Poster Session Title: Epithelial Barriers, Cell Migration and Tissue Repair
Day of presentation: Monday, April 4, 2016
Poster Board Number: A221
Authors must be present at their posters from* 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D



Rachel Fenske, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Loss of the inhibitory G-protein, Gz, protects against Type I Diabetes-like hyperglycemia by stimulating islet signaling pathways that promote beta-cell function and survival
Poster Session Title: Cell Signaling: Proteins, Pathways, and Mechanisms
Day of presentation: Monday, April 4, 2016
Poster Board Number: B322
Poster Presentation Time: 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D

Kuan-Hsun Huang, Pennsylvania State University
Lipid Emulsions, Rich in n-3 or n-9 Fatty Acids, Reverse the Progression of Parenteral Nutrition-Induced Hepatic Steatosis in Mice
Poster Session Title: ASN Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition
Day of presentation: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Sails Pavilion





Vasundhara Kain, University of Alabama At Birmingham
Resolution Agonist 15-epi-Lipoxin A4 Directs FPR2 to Expedite Healing Phase Post-Myocardial Infarction
Session Title: Mechanisms of Myocardial Failure and Fibrosis
Day of Presentation: Monday, April 4, 2016
Presentation Start Time: 2:25 PM
Presentation End Time: 2:40 PM
Program Number: 306.2
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 5A


Gilberto Moralez, UNT Health Science Center
Centrally Acting Perindopril Attenuates the Exercise Induced Increase in Muscle Sympathetic Nerve Activity during Heavy Dynamic Exercise
Poster Session Title: Autonomic Adjustments to Exercise
Day of presentation: Monday, April 4, 2016
Poster Board Number: B502
Poster Presentation Time: 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D



Van Ninh, Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Lysyl Oxidase Inhibition Alleviates Fibrosis and Dysfunction in Rodents with Established Cardiac Disease
Poster Session Title: Extracellular Matrix/Cardiac Remodeling
Day of presentation: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Poster Board Number: B29
Poster Presentation Time: 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D


Jillian Noblet, Indiana University School of Medicine
Role of leptin in coronary vascular dysfunction and proliferation
Poster Session Title: Coronary Circulation
Day of presentation: Sunday, April 3, 2016
Poster Board Number: B109
Poster Presentation Time: 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D



Stacey Rodenbeck, Indiana University School of Medicine
SERCA inhibition attenuates medial thickening in an organ culture model of coronary artery disease
Poster Session Title: Coronary Circulation
Day of presentation: Sunday, April 3, 2016
Program Number: 733.9
Poster Board Number: B117
Poster Presentation Time: 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D


Cynthia Tchio, Morehouse School of Medicine
Leptin Regulation of HDAC and miRNA affect Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells
Day of presentation: Sunday, April 3, 2016
Poster Presentation Time: 8:00 PM
Location: San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, Presidio




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