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Biomedical sciences fellows and doctoral students receive awards

Dr. Maria Serrano Dr. Xianglong Han
Dr. Maria Serrano Dr. Xianglong Han
Afsaneh Rangiani Anika Voisey
Afsaneh Rangiani Anika Voisey
Katherine Regan
Katherine Regan
Dr. Maria Serrano, postdoctoral fellow in biomedical sciences, is one of six recipients of the 2010 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Postdoctoral Professional Development Award. Sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences-National Institutes of Health, the honor provides a $3,000 unrestricted career development award and certificate of recognition.

Serrano will use part of her award to attend “Immunofluorescence and Confocal Microscopy,” a three-day lecture and laboratory course at NIH. She also received a travel award up to $2,450 to support travel to a national scientific meeting. Her mentor is Dr. Kathy Svoboda, Regents professor and graduate program director in biomedical sciences.

Dr. Xianglong Han received the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research’s Young Investigator Travel Award. He used it to attend the society’s annual meeting in Toronto Oct. 15-19. Han is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Jerry Feng, professor of biomedical sciences.

Three Ph.D. students – Afsaneh Rangiani, Anika Voisey and Katherine Regan – won travel awards to attend the International Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues. The conference was held Nov. 7-12 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Rangiani and Voisey are mentored by Feng, and Regan is mentored by Dr. Rena D’Souza, professor and chair of biomedical sciences.