Grad students invited to share work

Seven Ph.D. candidates for the School of Pharmacy’s Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences have recently won awards or received travel scholarships:

 

Nehal GuptaNehal Gupta, a Department of Biomedical Sciences research assistant for Sanjay Srivastava, Ph.D., has been selected to receive a 2017 Amgen Travelship to help her attend the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) National Biotechnology Conference May 1-3 in San Diego.

 

Yoon Jung Lee Yoon Jung Lee received a TTUHSC First Generation Scholarship to assist with tuition. The scholarship is designed to help students who are the first in their immediate family to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree. Recipients must be TTUHSC students in good academic standing. In addition, the TTUHSC Student Government Association’s (SGA) Phonathon Scholarship Committee also selected Ms. Lee to receive a Phonathon Scholarship. Phonathon scholarships are awarded to students in recognition of their involvement in school activities and community services, demonstrated leadership and academic standing. Lee is currently serving as secretary for the Graduate Student Association of Amarillo. She is also involved in the TTUHSC Interprofessional Ambassadors, a student organization striving to collaborate inter-professionally to promote training that enhances quality health care to improve patient outcomes and upholds the qualities of teamwork, communication and understanding between the health care professions. Lee works as a research assistant in the Department of Biomedical Sciences lab of James Stoll, Ph.D.

 

Hanumantha Rao MadalaHanumantha Rao Madala, won the 2017 Dr. Harihara Mehendale Graduate Student Best Abstract Award at the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin (ASIO) reception during the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 56th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo March 12-16 in Baltimore. Madala works as a research assistant for the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Kalkunte S. Srivenugopal, Ph.D.

 

Jee Hyun ParkJee Hyun Park has been selected by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) to receive the 2017 AAPS Biotechnology Graduate Student Research Award sponsored by Eli Lilly & Company. Park has also been invited to make a podium presentation during the 2017 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference May 1-3 in San Diego. She will be recognized at the Plenary Session May 1. Park is a research assistant in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences laboratory of Ulrich Bickel, Ph.D.

 

Sharavan RamachandranSharavan Ramachandran has been selected by Agilent Technologies to receive a Seahorse Bioscience Travel Award for his research poster titled, “Capsaicin suppresses Pancreatic Tumor Growth by inhibiting tumor metabolism.” According to Agilent Technologies, who recently acquired Seahorse Bioscience, their goal is to enable “new discoveries on the role of cellular bioenergetics in pathophysiology.” The award will help Ramachandran attend and present his poster at the American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting April 1-5 in Washington, D.C. In addition, Ramachandran has been selected by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) to receive a Amgen Travelship to help him attend the AAPS National Biotechnology Conference May 1-3 in San Diego. Ramachandran works as a research assistant in the Department of Biomedical Sciences laboratory of Sanjay K. Srivastava, Ph.D.

 

Md. Sanaullah SajibMd. Sanaullah Sajib has been selected by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) to receive a 2017 AAPS BIOTEC Section Travelship. The travelship will enable Sajib to attend and present at the AAPS National Biotechnology Conference May 1-3 in San Diego. Sajib works as a research assistant in the laboratory of Constantinos Mikelis, Ph.D., and the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

 

Kshitij VermaKshitij Verma has been selected by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) to receive a 2017 AAPS Drug Discovery and Development Interface Section Travelship, which will help him attend and present his research at the AAPS National Biotechnology Conference May 1-3 in San Diego. Verma works as a research assistant for Paul Trippier, Ph.D., and the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

 



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