2006 Washington-Baltimore MSDG Young Investigator Travel Award Recipients

The Washington-Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2006 Young Investigator Travel Awards. There were several excellent applications and as a result, two recipients were chosen. They are:

Yong Chen, George Washington University; Advisor: Akos Vertes
Tara Muratore, University of Virginia; Advisor: Don Hunt

Mr. Chen’s ASMS abstract is entitled “Controlled Fragmentation in Laser Desorption Ionization from Laser-Induced Silicon Microcolumn Arrays” and Ms. Muratore’s ASMS abstract is entitled “SETting Histone Lysine Methyltransferases and Heterochromatin ‘Straight’”. Both recipients will present their work at the Post-ASMS Poster Session and Dinner on June 19. Congratulations to Mr. Chen and Ms. Muratore.

2006 Washington-Baltimore MSDG Young Investigator Travel Award

The Washington-Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group will be awarding one or more grants to outstanding young investigators to support travel to the 2006 ASMS meeting in Seattle, WA. It is expected that one or more awards worth $750 will be made. The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students at all levels in laboratories and institutions traditionally associated with the Washington-Baltimore MSDG (approximate boundaries: Richmond and Charlottesville on the south and Newark, Delaware on the north). Applicants should submit an electronic copy (PDF or Word format preferred) of their ASMS abstract, an additional two page summary of their research project (figures can be included), a CV or resume, and a letter of recommendation from their advisor to John Callahan, CFSAN, Food and Drug Administration, John.Callahan@cfsan.fda.gov (5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, 301-436-2039). Applications should be submitted no later than April 28, 2006. A panel of senior MSDG members will act a reviewers and the awards will be announced in the first week of May, 2006. Successful applicants will be expected to present a 15-20 minute presentation at the post-ASMS poster session in June. Please pass this announcement along to anyone that you think would be interested.

2005 Washington-Baltimore MSDG Young Investigator Travel Award Recipients

The Washington-Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group is pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2005 MSDG Young Investigator Travel Awards are:

Rebekah Gundry, Johns Hopkins University; Advisor: Bob Cotter.
Nathan Hagan, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Advisor: Dan Fabris

Thanks to our panel of evaluators: Tracie Williams, Christine Colvis, Bob Cole and Plamen Demirev. The recipients will make presentations of their work at the June 20 MSDG meeting in Columbia.

2005 Washington-Baltimore MSDG Young Investigator Travel Award

The Washington-Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group will be awarding grants to outstanding young investigators to support travel to the 2005 ASMS meeting in San Antonio, TX. It is expected that one or more awards worth $750 will be made. As in the past, the award is open to senior graduate students and postdoctoral associates in laboratories and institutions traditionally associated with the Washington-Baltimore MSDG (approximate boundaries: Richmond and Charlottesville on the south and Newark, Delaware on the north). Applicants for the award should expect to receive their degree by May 2007 or have received their degree no earlier than May 2003. Applicants should submit an electronic copy (PDF or Word format preferred) of their ASMS abstract, an additional two page summary of their research project (figures can be included), a CV and a letter of recommendation from their advisor to John Callahan, CFSAN, Food and Drug Administration, John.Callahan@cfsan.fda.gov (5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, 301-436-2039). Applications should be submitted no later than April 22, 2005. A panel of senior MSDG members will act a reviewers and the awards will be announced by April 29, 2005. Successful applicants will be expected to present a 20-30 minute talk at the post-ASMS poster session in June. Please pass this announcement along to anyone that you think would be eligible and interested.

2004 Washington-Baltimore MSDG Young Investigator Travel Award Recipients

The Washington-Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group is pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2004 MSDG Young Investigator Travel Awards are:

Melanie Schroeder, University of Virginia; Advisor: Don Hunt.
Christopher Von Seggern, Johns Hopkins University; Advisor, Bob Cotter.
Eizadora Torres Yu, University of Maryland-Baltimore County; Advisor: Dan Fabris.

Thanks to our panel of evaluators: Sandy Markey, Hee-Yong Kim, Bob Cole and Plamen Demirev. The three recipients will make presentations of their work at the June 21 MSDG meeting in Columbia.