Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Young Investigator Travel Awards


2017 Washington-Baltimore MSDG Young Investigator Travel Award Recipients

  • Linwen Zhang, The George Washington University (Advisor: Akos Vertes), 1st place: “Metabolite, Lipid, and Peptide Analysis of Single Neurons of Known Function in Lymnaea stagnalis by Capillary Microsampling Mass Spectrometry”
  • Sitara Chauhan, University of Maryland College Park (Advisor: Catherine Fenselau), 32nd place: “The highly ubiquitinated protein cargo of exosomes shed by myeloid-derived suppressor cells”
  • Jessica Espino, University of Maryland Baltimore (Advisor: Lisa Jones), 3rd place: “Using MALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging to Assess the Oxidative Damage to Lipids Induced by In Vivo Hydroxyl Radical Based Protein Footprinting”
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    2017 Washington-Baltimore MSDG Young Investigator Travel Awards

    The Washington-Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (WBMSDG) will be awarding grants to outstanding young investigators to support travel to the 65th ASMS meeting in Indianapolis, IN. The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students at all levels in laboratories and institutions traditionally associated with the WBMSDG; approximate boundaries are Richmond and Charlottesville on the South and Newark, Delaware on the North. Three awards will be made.

    Applicants should submit a single PDF file that combines:
    1. Travel Grant 2017 Application form (includes a checklist)
    2. Electronic copy of ASMS abstract
    3. Evidence of abstract acceptance by ASMS indicating the presentation format (e.g., poster, oral, etc.)
    4. CV or resume
    5. Two-page summary of research project (figures can be included)
    6. Letter of recommendation from advisor sent electronically to:

    Katherine L. Fiedler, Ph.D.
    FDA/CFSAN
    5001 Campus Drive
    HFS-707/BE-017
    College Park, MD 20740
    katherine.l.fiedler@fda.hhs.gov

    The deadline for applications is 5 PM EST on April 24th, 2017. A panel of senior WBMSDG members will act as reviewers. Successful applicants will be expected to present a 10-minute presentation at the post-ASMS WBMSDG meeting on June 19th, 2017.

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    2016 Washington-Baltimore MSDG Young Investigator Travel Award Recipients

  • Lisa Leung, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Lucia Geis Asteggiante, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Camille Lombard-Banek, The George Washington University
  • Sylwia Stopka, George Washington University

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2016 Washington-Baltimore MSDG Young Investigator Travel Awards

The Washington-Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (WBMSDG) will be awarding grants to outstanding young investigators to support travel to the 64th ASMS meeting in San Antonio, TX. The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students at all levels in laboratories and institutions traditionally associated with the WBMSDG; approximate boundaries are Richmond and Charlottesville on the South and Newark, Delaware on the North. Three awards will be made.

Applicants should submit a single PDF file that combines:
1. Travel Grant 2016 Application form (follow link-includes a checklist)
2. Electronic copy of ASMS abstract
3. Evidence of abstract acceptance by ASMS indicating the presentation format (e.g., poster, oral, etc.)
4. CV or resume
5. Two-page summary of research project (figures can be included)
6. Letter of recommendation from advisor sent electronically to:

Jace W. Jones, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
20 N. Pine Street, Room N721
Baltimore, MD 21201
jjones@rx.umaryland.edu

The deadline for applications is 5 PM EST on April 25th, 2016. A panel of senior WBMSDG members will act as reviewers. Successful applicants will be expected to present a 10-minute presentation at the post-ASMS WBMSDG meeting on June 13th, 2016.

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2015 Washington-Baltimore MSDG Young Investigator Travel Award Recipients

Wenjing Li, University of Maryland, Baltimore (Advisor: Maureen Kane): Use of native mass spectrometry for quantification of protein complex

Rosemary Onjiko, George Washington University (Advisor: Peter Nemes): Single Cell Mass Spectrometry Reveals Cell Heterogeneity in the 16 cell Frog (Xenopus laevis) Embryo

Linwen Zhang, George Washington University (Advisor: Akos Vertes): Metabolic Analysis of Single Human Cells by Capillary Microsampling Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry and Stable Isotope Labeling

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2015 Washington-Baltimore MSDG Young Investigator Travel Awards

The Washington-Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (WBMSDG) will be awarding grants to outstanding young investigators to support travel to the 63rd ASMS meeting in St. Louis, MO.
The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students at all levels in laboratories and institutions traditionally associated with the WBMSDG; approximate boundaries are Richmond and Charlottesville on the South and Newark, Delaware on the North. Four awards will be made that include reimbursement for student membership, meeting registration, and a short course.

Applicants should submit a single PDF file that combines:
1. Travel Grant 2015 Application form (includes a checklist): http://wbmsdg.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/WBMSDG-2015-Travel-Grant-Application-Form.docxdownload the form here:
2. Electronic copy of ASMS abstract
3. Evidence of abstract acceptance by ASMS indicating the presentation format (e.g., poster, oral, etc.)
4. CV or resume
5. Two-page summary of research project (figures can be included)
6. Letter of recommendation from advisor sent in electronic format directly

TO:
G. Asher Newsome, PhD
U. S. Naval Research Laboratory
4555 Overlook Ave S.W.
Bldg. 207, Rm. 360
Washington D.C. 20375
graham.newsome.ctr@nrl.navy.mil

The deadline for applications is 5 PM EST on April 24th, 2015. A panel of senior WBMSDG members will act as reviewers. Successful applicants will be expected to present a 10-minute-long presentation at the post-ASMS WBMSDG meeting on June 15th, 2015.

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2014 Washington-Baltimore MSDG Young Investigator Travel Award Recipients

Meghan Burke, University of Maryland, College Park, PI: Catherine Fenselau
Stacy Malaker, University of Virginia, PI: Donald Hunt
Alison Scott, University of Maryland, Baltimore, PI: Robert Ernst
Sylwia Stopka, The George Washington University, PI: Akos Vertes

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2013 WBMSDG Young Investigator Travel Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients of the WBMSDG Young Investigator Travel Awards

Lissa C. Anderson, University of Virginia: 1st place, $700.00.
Advisor: Professor Donald F. Hunt. Abstract title: Covalent Labeling Strategies for the Improvement of Whole Protein and Large Peptide Sequence Determination by Electron Transfer Dissociation.

Waeowalee Choksawangkarn, University of Maryland: 2nd place, $550.00
Advisor: Professor Catherine Fenselau. Abstract title: Use of Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Pellicles for Enrichment of Plasma Membrane Proteins from Suspended Cells.

Hang Li, George Washington University. 3rd place, $400.00
Advisor: Professor Akos Vertes. Abstract title: Ambient Molecular Imaging and Quantitative Analysis by Laser Ablation Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry with Ion Mobility Separation.
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2012 WBMSDG Young Investigator Travel Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients of the WBMSDG Young Investigator Travel Awards

Bennett N. Walker, George Washington University. $700.
Advisor: Akos Vertes. Abstract title: Nanophotonic Ion Production for Ultrasensitive Analysis by Mass Spectrometry.

Avantika Dhabaria, University of Maryland. $550
Advisor: Catherine Fenselau. Abstract title: A conventional LC-LTQ-orbitrap provides routine characterization of intact proteins with masses up to 20,000 Da.

Jessica A. Stolee, George Washington University. $400.
Advisor: Akos Vertes. Abstract title: Toward Single Cell Analysis by Plume Collimation in Laser Ablation Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry.

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2011 WBMSDG Travel Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients of the WBMSDG Young Investigator Travel Awards

Christine Jelinek, Johns Hopkins University.
Advisor: Robert Cotter. Abstract title:  Biomarkers for Cardiac Ischemia.

Joseph Strukl, University of Virginia.
Advisor:  Don Hunt.  Abstract title: Characterization of N1 – A histone chaperone involved in establishing the embryonic epigenetic state in Xenopus laevis

Sree Rayavarapu, George Washington University.
Advisor: Kanneboyina Nageraju.  Abstract title: Biomarker Discovery in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Using Parallel Nanotechnology Based Affinity Capture Enrichment
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2010 WBMSDG Travel Award Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2010 WBMSDG Young Investigator Award.  We received a number of excellent applications and the top three were chosen by a committee of past co-chairs of the MSDG. The recipients of this year’s awards are:

Wiley Hall, University of Delaware (Advisor:  Murray Johnston).
ASMS presentation: “Characterization of Oligomers in Biogenic Secondary Organic Aerosol by High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry and Infrared Multi-Photon Dissociation.
Award: $700.

Jessica Stolee, George Washington University (Advisor: Akos Vertes).
ASMS Presentation: “Nanophotonic Laser Desorption and Ionization from Silicon Nanopost Arrays”.  Award: $550.

Olesya Chornoguz, University of Maryland Baltimore County (Advisor: Suzanne Ostrand-Rosenberg).
ASMS Presentation:  “Pathway Analysis reveals apoptosis as a regulator of breast cancer induced Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells”.
Award: $400.

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2009 Young Investigator Travel Award Recipients

The Washington-Baltimore MSDG is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Young Investigator Travel Awards.  4 recipients were judged to be deserving of an award.

Joshua Wilhide, University of Maryland- Baltimore County (Advisor:  Prof. Dan Fabris):  Investigating higher-order structure of nucleic acids by IRMPD in FTICR mass spectrometry.  Award: $600

Omoruyi Osula, Johns Hopkins University (Advisor:  Prof. Bob Cotter):  Analytical Methods for Improving Identification of SUMO-Modified Peptides.  Award: $300

Katherine Stamper, Johns Hopkins University (Advisor:  Prof. Bob Cotter):  Combining ChIP Antibodies and Mass Spectrometry to  Study Post-Translational Modifications on Histones.  Award: $200.

Colin Wynne, University of Maryland (Advisor: Catherine Fenselau):  High confidence identification of bioagent biomarkers using top-down analyses on an Orbitrap.  Award: $100.