Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Young Investigator Travel Awards


2018 Washington-Baltimore MSDG Young Investigator Travel Award Recipients

    • Erika Portero, University of Maryland, College Park (Advisor: Peter Nemes), 1st place: “Anionic and Cationic Profiling of Metabolites in Frog (Xenopus) Embryonic Cells using CE-ESI-MS”
    • Sam Choi, University of Maryland, College Park (Advisor: Peter Nemes), 2nd place: “Detection of Limited Protein Digests from Neuron Cultures by Reversed-Phase Fractionation with Capillary Electrophoresis nanoESI MS”
    • Conor Jenkins, Hood College (Advisor: Miranda Darby), 3rd place: “A Novel Bioinformatic Pipeline for Data Analysis Reduction in Reporter Ion Quantification Experiments”

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2018 Washington-Baltimore MSDG Young Investigator Travel Awards

The Washington-Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (WBMSDG) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Young Investigator Travel Awards. Awards will be granted to outstanding young investigators at the undergraduate or graduate student level to support travel to the 66th ASMS Conference in San Diego, CA. Undergraduate and graduate students in laboratories and institutions traditionally associated with the WBMSDG in the following geographic regions are encouraged to apply: Richmond and Charlottesville, VA, to the South and Newark, DE, to the North. Three awards will be given. 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $400, 3rd place: $200.

Complete applications consist of the following items:
1. Travel Grant 2018 Application form (includes a checklist)
2. Electronic copy of ASMS abstract
3. Evidence of abstract acceptance by ASMS indicating the presentation format (poster or oral)
4. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
5. Two-page summary of research project (figures can be included)
6. Letter of recommendation from advisor

Applicants should submit Items 1-5 listed above as a single PDF file to Dr. Stefani Thomas. Item 6 must be sent directly by the applicant’s advisor to Dr. Thomas:

Stefani Thomas, Ph.D.
WBMSDG Co-Chair
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Pathology
1800 Orleans St., Sheikh Zayed Tower, Room B1-1020M
Baltimore, MD 21287
sthoma92@jhmi.edu

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM EST on Monday, April 23rd, 2018. A panel of WBMSDG members will act as reviewers. Successful applicants will be expected to give a 10-minute oral presentation at the post-ASMS WBMSDG meeting on June 18th, 2018 at Shimadzu Scientific in Columbia, MD.

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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), 2nd 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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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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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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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.