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2010 IGERT Trainee Poster Challenge Awardees

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Poster Challenge!
The IGERT trainee posters were judged at the IGERT Project Meeting held May 23-25, 2010 in Washington, DC and the 10 winners are listed below. Winners will receive a $3000 supplement to their IGERT to be used as travel funds for a workshop, conference, or field experience of their choice associated with their research topic.

Bryn Gaertner: “Why some like it hot: an integrative approach to the functional genetic basis of thermosensory behavior”
PROJECT: IGERT: Integrated Training in the Evolution of Development
INSTITUTION: University of Oregon Eugene
PI: John Postlethwait

Eva Garrett: “Getting in the groove: inferring chemical communication in the primate fossil record”
PROJECT: IGERT in Evolutionary Primatology – Reinvigoration and Reorientation of NYCEP (New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology)
INSTITUTION: CUNY Graduate School
PI: Eric Delson

Jodi Gentry: “Impact of a Changing Climate on Sanitation in the Arctic”
PROJECT: IGERT: C-CHANGE: Climate Change, Humans, and Nature in the Global Environment
INSTITUTION: University of Kansas
PI: Joane Nagel

Anh Hoang: “Crystal Engineering Heme Detoxification”
PROJECT: The Vanderbilt-Fisk Interdisciplinary Program for Research and Education in the Nanosciences (VaFIPREN)
INSTITUTION: Vanderbilt University
PI: Leonard Feldman

Aurelia Honerkamp-Smith: “Dynamic critical exponents in a two-dimensional lipid membrane with conserved order parameter”
PROJECT: IGERT: Building Leadership for the Nanotechnology Workforce of Tomorrow
INSTITUTION: University of Washington
PI: Marjorie Olmstead

Melissa Howard: “Solid Lipid Nanoparticles for the Targeted Delivery of Dexamethasone to Tumors”
PROJECT: IGERT: Building Leadership Through a Program on Engineered Bioactive Interfaces and Devices
INSTITUTION: University of Kentucky
PI: Kimberly Anderson

Sunyoung Lee-Ellis: “Why bilinguals forget or not forget what their parents told them”
PROJECT: IGERT: Biological and Computational Foundations of Language Diversity
INSTITUTION: University of Maryland – College Park
PI: Colin Phillips

Ben Neal: “Computer Vision Coral Ecology: Cyber Enabled Image Classification for Rapid, Large Scale, Automated Monitoring of Climate Change Impacts on Coral Reefs”
PROJECT: IGERT: Global Change, Marine Ecosystems, and Society
INSTITUTION: University of California – San Diego Scripps Institute of Oceanography
PI: Richard Norris

Steven Plachinski: “Got Gas? Dairy Farm Manure Digestion as a Sustainable Development Strategy in Wisconsin”
PROJECT: IGERT: Vulnerability and Sustainability in Coupled Human-Natural Systems: An Integrative Traineeship in Sustainability and the Global Environment
INSTITUTION: University of Wisconsin Madison
PI: Jonathon Patz

Ashton Verdery: “Demography and Network Differentiation”
PROJECT: IGERT in Population and Environment
INSTITUTION: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
PI: Barbara Entwisle