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Stephanie Ruby Predoctoral Travel Award

Honoring the late Stephanie Ruby’s contributions to research education.

Terms:  Awards can be up to $1,500 to cover travel expenses, including airfare, hotel costs, per diem, and registration costs. Awards are given on a competitive basis, the number depending on available funds.

Eligibility:  Applicants must be pre-doctoral graduate students in good standing, working in the laboratory of a Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology faculty member.

The Application Process:

2019 due dates: February 1st and September 1st.

The application should include:

1. A one-page description of the conference (including conference name, date, and location) and a narrative indicating how attendance will benefit the student’s research and training. Include a statement of whether the student’s application to attend the conference has yet been accepted.

2. A copy of the student’s conference abstract.

3. A budget showing a breakdown of expenses (registration fees, airline, hotel, etc.), deducting any funds obtained from other sources (if any), and showing the total amount of the request.

Requirements: The Stephanie Ruby Pre-doctoral Travel Award should be acknowledged on the poster or in the talk at the conference, as well as in any publications that may result from work presented at the conference.

Please email application materials to David Peabody (dpeabody@salud.unm.edu) and Sally Ann Garcia (SAnGarcia@salud.unm.edu)

Publications supported by the Ruby Travel Award:

Tasnim, H., Fricke, G.M., Byrum, J.R., Sotiris, J.O., Cannon, J.L., Moses, M.E. 2018. Quantitative measurement of naïve T cell association with dendritic cells, FRCs, and blood vessels in lymph nodes. Frontiers in Immunology. Jul 26;9:1571. *corresponding author. PMID: 30093900 PMCID: PMC6070610 DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.01571​

Zheng H, Wu D, Wu X, Zhang X, Zhou Q, Luo Y, Yang X, Chock CJ, Liu M, and Yang XO. Leptin promotes allergic airway inflammation through targeting the unfolded protein response pathway. Sci. Rep. 8: 8905 (2018). PMID: 29891850, PMCID: PMC5995879

Bemiller SM, Maphis N, Formica SV, Wilson GN, Miller CM, Xu G, Kokiko-Cochran ON, Kim K, Jung S, Cannon JL, Crish SD, Cardona AE, Lamb BT, and K Bhaskar.  Genetically enhancing the expression of chemokine domain of CX3CL1 fails to prevent tau pathology in mouse models of tauopathy.  J Neuroinflammation (2018) Sep 25;15(1):278.