Spring 2013 Carter Travel Award Recipients

The Herbert E. Carter Travel Award Program was established in honor of Dr. Herbert E. Carter, founding director of the GIDPs and is representative of his spirit and passion for interdisciplinary scholarship and research in higher education. The award provides up to $600 per year to GIDP students at The University of Arizona for domestic or international travel. Competition for these funds was very high and we received many innovative abstracts. The applications and abstracts reviewed by the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs Advisory Council (GIDPAC) from stellar GIDP students make a strong statement to the significance of interdisciplinary scholarship and research at The University of Arizona.

Spring 2013 Recipients

Darya Alizadeh, Ph.D. Candidate, Cancer Biology GIDP
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
"Doxorubicin elminates tumor-induced myeloid-derived suppressor cells and enhances T-helper lymphocyte-based immunotherapy in a murine breast Cancer model"
Authors: Darya Alizadeh, Malika Trad, Emmanuel Katsanis, Nicolas Larmonier

Katie Angus, Ph.D. Student, Second Language Acquisition & Teaching  GIDP
Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Annual Conference, University of Hawaii, HI
"Technology and Teaching CALL in the Mehtodology Course"
Authors: Katie Angus, Dawn Bikowski, Bonnie Youngs, Gillian Lord

Jackson Burton, Ph.D. Student, Applied Mathematics GIDP
SIAM: Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, UT
"Disease Persistence in Epidemiological Models: The Interplay Between Vaccination and Migration"

Alyssa Coyne, Ph.D. Student, Neuroscience GIDP
Annual Drosophila Research Con"ference, Washington, DC
4-aminoquinoline analogs rescue neurotoxicity in a Drosophila model of ALS based TDP-43"

Elzbieta Czyzowska, Ph.D. Candidate, Arid Lands Resource Science GIDP
Western Snow Cover 2013 Annual Conference, Jackson Hole, WY
Authors: Elzbieta H. Czyzowska1, 2 William J.D. van Leeuwen3, 4 Stuart E. Marsh3, 4 Katherine K. Hrschboeck 2, Wit T. Wisniewski 5
1 Arid Lands Resource Sciences, 2 Laboratory of Tree Ring Research, 3 Office of Arid Lands Studies, 4 School of Geography and Regional Development, 5 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona

Yang Gao, Ph.D. Student, Physiological Sciences GIDP
Conference on Experimental Biology, Boston, MA
"Rapamycin, an inhibitor of mTOR signaling pathway, reverses lithium-induced cell proliferation in renal collecting ducts"
Authors:Yang Gao, Jill Romero-Aleshire, Qi Cai, Ted J. Price, Heddwen L.Brooks.

Gavin Healey, Ph.D. Student, American Indian Studies GIDP
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, Saskatoon, SK Canada
"Read the Writing on the Wall: Memes of Indigenous Street Art By the American Indian Mural Krew"
Danielle Hiraldo, Ph.D. Student, American Indian Studies GIDP
2013 Western Social Sciences Association (WSSA) Conference, Denver, CO
"Native Nation/ State Relationships: North Carolina’s Adaptation of the National Indian Child Welfare Act"

Lily House-Peters, Ph.D. Candidate, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis GIDP
Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA
"Discursive Productions of Asymmetry, Elisions of Porosity: Environmental Governance Regimes and Riparian Politics in the US/Mexico Border Region"

Valerie Merkle, Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering GIDP
Summer ASME Bioengineering, Sunriver, OR
Authors:Valerie M. Merkle, Kaitlyn R. Ammann, Katrina J. DeCook, Phat L. Tran, Marvin J. Slepian, Xiaoyi Wu

Benjamin Onyeagucha, Ph.D. Candidate, Cancer Biology GIDP
American Association for Cancer Research, Washington D.C.
"AP-1 transcriptionally regulates expression of miR-155 in colon cancer cells"
Authors:Benjamin Onyeagucha, Melania Pimentel, Erik Flemington, Mark A. Nelson

Jason Pugh, Ph.D. Candidate, Genetics GIDP
National Institute of Aging & Infectious Disease Annual Contract Meeting, Bethesda, MD
"Interphase Death Sensitivity, Latent Viral Infection, and Aging in the Immune System"

Paul Renigar, Ph.D. Student, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching GIDP
WorldCALL2013: Sustatinability & Computer Assisted Language Learning, University of Ulster, Glasgow, UK
"Facebook’s Semiotic Landscape: L2 Pedagogy Beyond the Teacher-Learner Paradigm"

Alex von Stein, Ph.D. Candidate, Cognitive Science GIDP
Philosophy & Theory in Biology Young Investigators’ Symposium, Lehman College, New York, NY
"The Competitive Exclusion Principle: Problems and Prospects"

Jelena Vukomanovic, Ph.D. Student, Arid Lands Resource Sciences GIDP
U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE), Austin, TX
"The search for solitude: privacy as a driver in exurban housing location selection"


Last updated 25 Jan 2016