Summer 2008 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.

Summer 2008 Recipients

John Ashton, PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering GIDP
2008 Stanford AAA Summit, Stanford, CA
“Development of a Thrombus Mimic for Drug Delivery Studies of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms”

Jared Barber, PhD Candidate, Applied Mathematics GIDP
2008 Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“TWO-DIMENSIONAL RED BLOOD CELL MOTION, DEFORMATION, AND PARTITIONING IN MICROVESSEL BIFURCATIONS.” Jared O. Barber, Jonathan P. Alberding, Juan M. Restrepo, Timothy W. Secomb; Program in Applied Mathematics and Arizona Research Laboratories, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721

Kimberly Franklin, PhD Candidate, Insect Science GIDP
Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI
“Effects of the conversion of native rangeland to exotic grass pasture on ant assemblages in Sonora, Mexico” Kimberly A. Franklina and Francisco Molina-Freaner

Lezlie C. Moriniere, PhD Candidate, Arid Lands Resource Sciences GIDP
United Nations Summer Academy: Environmental change, Migration & Vulnerability, Hohenkammer, Germany
“A Well-founded Fear of Climate Extremes: Tracing the Footprint of Environmental Migrants: Phase 1”

Zaneta Navratilova, PhD Candidate, Neuroscience GIDP
Computational Neuroscience Meeting (CNS), Portland, OR
“Intrinsic current generated, omnidirectional phase precession and grid field scaling in toroidal attractor model of medial entorhinal path integration”

Michael Ports, PhD Candidate, Cancer Biology GIDP
AACR Metastasis Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada
“Extracellular Engagement of α6 Integrin Blocks uPA Mediated Cleavage and Prevents Human Prostate Bone Metastasis”

Steve Woods, PhD Candidate, Arid Lands Resource Sciences GIDP
Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI
"When trees take over: overcoming the demographic bottleneck and tipping the balance"

Last updated 21 Jan 2016