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Dec. 14, 2010
UI WISE program awards travel grants
The University of Iowa Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program has announced fall semester award recipients of its Dr. Eunice Schuytema Beam Travel Grant Program.
The award winners, each of whom will receive $300 toward travel to a professional meeting to present scholarly work, are:

Nevada: Amanda Fenner, a doctoral student in the College of Pharmacy studying medicinal and natural products chemistry, gave a presentation at the Medicinal Chemistry Predoctoral Fellowship Awards Symposium of the 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition Aug. 22-26 in Boston, Mass. Her presentation was titled “Small Molecule Glycosaminoglycan Mimics.”

Sioux City: Jennifer Streeter, a doctoral student in the Graduate College studying anatomy and cell biology, gave a presentation called, “The Majority of Nox1 Resides at Internal Membranes and Traffics Differentially with Stimulation.” It was presented at the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine's 17th Annual Meeting in November 2010 in Orlando, Fla. Streeter was also awarded a Young Investigator Award at the meeting.

Kolkata: Leena Chaudhuri, a doctoral student in the Carver College of Medicine whose emphasis is in free radical and radiation biology, delivered a presentation at the 56th Annual Meeting Radiation Research Society Sept. 25-29 in Maui, Hawaii. Her presentation was titled “Manganese Superoxide Dismutase 3¹-Untranslated Region: Sensor for Cellular Responses to Environmental Stress.”

Bangalore: Sharavathi Parameswarappa, a doctoral student studying Organic Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delivered a presentation, titled “Spiropiperidine and Fused Ring Systems from Pyridine Dearomatization,” at the 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition Aug. 22-26 in Boston, Mass.

The WISE Travel Grants are awarded each fall and spring semester following the schedule and guidelines found on the WISE website: For further information about WISE, contact Chris Brus, director, at 319-355-3530 or at
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