Spring 2014 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 2014 Recipients

Kameswari Ananthakrishnan, Ph.D. Student, Physiological Sciences GIDP
Experimental Biology, San Diego, California
"Targeting Glucagon Like Peptide-1 and α2 Adrenergic Receptor Combination using GLP-1/Yohimbine to Achieve β-cell Specific Targeting and Therapy"
Authors: Kameswari Ananthakrishnan, Craig S. Weber, Nathaniel Hart, Josef Vagner, Sean Limesand, and Ronald M. Lynch

Cayla Baynes, Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering GIDP
24th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors, Melbourne, Australia
"Enhanced Fluorescent Light Scatter Detection of Cancer Biomarkers Using Paper Microfluids"
Authors: Cayla Baynes, Tu San Park, Jeong-Yeol Yoon

Robert Crandall, Ph. D. Student, Applied Mathematics GIDP
SIAM Conference on Imaging Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
"Image Reconstruction with Improved 3D Block Matching"

Miranda Good, Ph.D. Student, Physiological Sciences GIDP
Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA
"Neutrophil depletion: beneficial or detrimental to post-ischemic hind limb recovery in Cx40-/- vs. WT mice?"
Authors: Miranda E. Good, Lindsay N. Barendrick, Nicole L. Jacobsen, Jeremy R. Oulton, Janis M. Burt

Nadia Hassounah, Ph.D. Student, Cancer Biology GIDP
American Association for Cancer Research Association, San Diego, CA
"Role of primary cilia in breast and prostate cancer"
Authors: Nadia B. Hassounah, Martha Nunez, Raymond Nagle, Kimberly M. McDermott

Aresta LaRusso, Ph.D. Candidate, American Indian Studies GIDP
56th Annual Conference - Western Social Sciences Association, Albuquerque, NM
Second Generation Navajo Relocatees: Inheriting Intergenerational Losses

Aaron Lienk, Ph.D. Student, Arid Lands Resource Sciences GIDP
Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Tampa, FL
"Build it and They Will Come? Payments for Watershed Services in the Delaware River Basin"

Reece Mazade, Ph.D. Student, Physiological Sciences GIDP
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
"Spatial inhibitory input to the retinal OFF pathway narrows with light adaptation"
Author: Reece E. Mazade1 and Erika D. Eggers2. 1Physiological Sciences GIDP, 2Departments of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Gregory Powell, Ph.D. Candidate, Physiological Sciences GIDP
Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA
"The effects of developmental nicotine exposure on hypoglossal motoneuron morphology and electrophysiology"
Authors: GL Powell1, RB Levine1,2, RF Fregosi1,2
Departments of Physiology1 and Neuroscience2, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85724

Goffredina Spano, Ph.D. Student, Cognitive Science GIDP
SLEEP Annual Meeting , Minneapolis, MN
"Sleep Fragmentation and Language in Toddlers with Down Syndrome"
Authors: Goffredina Spanò, MA, Bianca Demara, Ursula Tooley, Payal Anand, Jamie Edgin, Phd.
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Jennifer Vranish, Ph.D. Student, Physiological Sciences GIDP
SLEEP Annual Meeting, American Thoracic Society International Conference
"Breathing training improves sleep and cardiovascular health in obstructive sleep apnea"
Authors: J.R. Vranish and E. F. Bailey

Last updated 25 Jan 2016