Students News Archive

The following items were reported more than four months ago.

 Shalaya Kipp (an IPHY major) will be running the 3000m steeplechase at the London Olympics.
IPHY undergraduate student Shalaya Kipp has qualified for the London Olympics. See article: http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=205499856&DB_OEM_ID=600 with more details at: http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=204800311. Also, see video interview: http://www.flotrack.org/speaker/8014-Shalaya-Kipp/video/645144-Shalaya-Kipp-hits-steeple-A-standard-and-punches-ticket-to-London-at-2012-US-Olympic-Trials. "In the research lab, Shalaya is helping IPHY grad student Matt Batliner who is supervised by Prof. William Byrnes. The topic of that research is the energetic cost of running."

 Rachel Gioscia-Ryan (Seals Lab) awarded T32 training grant from NIH, May 2012-May 2013
Therapeutic potential of a mitochondria-targeted antioxidant (MitoQ) for the treatment of age-related arterial dysfunction.

 Molly Welsh (Byrnes Lab) Wins ACSM Presentation Award
Molly Welsh's poster presentation entitled, "Plasma matrix metalloproteinase-9 is increased following downhill running in sedentary individuals", was chosen in the top 3 posters at the annual meeting for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Her accompanying slide presentation was selected as the top student presentation and she received a $450 award for her work.

 Molly Welsh (Byrnes Lab) Awarded ACSM Research Grant
Molly Welsh has been awarded a $500 student research grant from the Rocky Mountain chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.

 Sherin Cherian (LeBourgeois Lab) Wins Jacob Van Ek Scholar Award
Sherin Cherian has been selected to receive a Jacob Van Ek Scholar Award. She is one of twelve outstanding undergraduate students honored by the College of Arts and Sciences with this award to recognize superior academic achievement combined with distinguished service to the university or the community at large. This prestigious award is made possible by Jacob Van Ek, the Dean of the College from 1929 to 1959. The award includes a prize of $325 to assist with end-of-year college expenses.

 Helen Huang (Ahmed Lab) Receives Best Poster Award
Helen Huang has been awarded the post-doctoral prize for best poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Front Range Neuroscience Group. Her poster, entitled "Does actual metabolic cost decrease with motor learning?", was co-authored with R Kram and AA Ahmed.

 Muhammad Hamza (Seals Lab) Awarded UROP Grant for Fall 2011 semester
Description: Circulating MicroRNAs: A novel biomarker able to phenotype cardiovascular changes that occur with advancing age.

 Elsa Mullins (LeBourgeois Lab) awarded BURST
Description: N/A.

 Tsuzumi Kanaoka (Seals Lab) Awarded UROP
Description: Research Assistantship Grant for academic year 2011-2012.

 Forrest Brooks (Seals Lab) Awarded HHMI Grant for 2011 - 2012 Academic Year
Description: Oral Nitrite Therapy on Mitchondria Biogensis in Endothelial Cells of Middle-Aged and Older Adults.

 Sherin Cherian (LeBourgeois Lab) awarded BURST
Description: N/A.

 Jackson Kloor (Seals Lab) Awarded UROP Grant for 2011-2012 Academic Year
Description: Atomic Force Microscopy in Measuring Age related Arterial Stiffness.

 Christopher Arellano (Kram Lab) Receives Award for Outreach to Robotics Students
The University of Colorado Boulder's Arts and Sciences Community Involvement (ASCI) committee awarded Christopher J. Arellano $1500 to support his outreach proposal that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) based education to middle and high school students involved in the Casa de la Esperanza Robotics Academy in Longmont, Colorado.

 Jason Franz (Kram Lab) Receives Travel Award from Force and Motion Foundation
Graduate student, Jason Franz (Locomotion Laboratory) was awarded one of nine $500 travel scholarships worldwide from the Force and Motion Foundation (forceandmotion.org) for his project titled "Mechanical work performed by the individual legs during uphill and downhill walking." The Force and Motion Foundation assists promising graduate students in fields related to multi-axis force measurement and testing. Jason will use this travel scholarship to present his research at a scientific meeting in 2012.

 Christopher Arellano (Kram Lab) Receives Boulder County Multicultural Award
Chris Arellano received the Boulder County Multicultural Award for his service to the community in the category of science. This pertains to his mentoring of high school kids in Longmont on their robotics team. See http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_19051373?IADID=Search-ww w.dailycamera.com-www.dailycamera.com.

 Amy Sindler, Ph.D. (Seals Lab) - Poster Presentation - Nitrite Pathophysiology and Therapy Conference, May 2011
Description: Nitrite supplementation reverses large elastic artery stiffening with aging: potential role of arterial advanced glycation end-products.

 Kristen Jablonski, M.S. (Seals Lab) receives Experimental Biology American Physiological Society Caroline tum Suden Professional Opportunity Award
Description: Kristen Jablonski, M.S. (Seals Lab) receives Experimental Biology American Physiological Society Caroline tum Suden Professional Opportunity Award.

 Amy Sindler, Ph.D. (Seals Lab) - Poster Presentation - Nitrite Pathophysiology and Therapy Conference, May 2011
Description: Nitrite supplementation improves age-associated vascular endothelial function and arterial markers of mitochondrial function.

 NIH Scholars Program (LeBourgeois Lab)
Description: Rebekah Tibble named NIH Scholar in support of her research in the Sleep and Development Lab.

 Travel Grant (Ahmed Lab)
Description: Dr. Helen Huang received a travel grant to attend the annual meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Title: Reduction of metabolic cost during motor learning.

 Melanie Zigler, M.S. (Seals Lab) - Poster Presentation - Experimental Biology Conference, April 2011
Description: Dissociation of circulating estrogen and vascular function with aging in B6D2F1 Mice.

 Allison DeVan, Ph.D. (Seals Lab) - Poster Presentation - Experimental Biology Conference, April 2011
Description: Vascular endothelial function and systemic markers of oxidative modifiation, antioxidants and inflammation in adults without clinical disease.

 Dr. Helen Kamens (Ehringer lab) presents talk and wins travel award at International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society Meeting
Description: The role of CHRNA4 and CHRNB2 in alcohol and nicotine behaviors.

 Jackson Kloor (Seals Lab) awarded BURST grant, May 2011-August 2011
Description: Project titled: Curcumin in Attenuating Age-related Arterial Stiffness.

 Rachelle Kaplon, M.S. (Seals Lab) awarded T32 grant from National Institues of Health, June 2011-June 2012
Description: Project titled: Autophagy-Enhancing Therapy for Arterial Dysfunction in Middle-Aged and Older Adults.

 Molly Russell, M.S., (Seals Lab) - Post Presentation - Experimental Biology Conference, April 2011
Description: Voluntary running and caloric restriction reverse cerebrovascular endothelial dysfunction in old mice by restoring nitric oxide bioavailability.

 Brooke Lawson, M.S. (Seals Lab) - Poster Presentation - Experimental Biology Conference, April 2011
Description: Life-long caloric restriction attenuates large elastic artery stiffening, hypertrophy and endothelial dysfunction with aging.

 Kate Howell, M.S. (Seals Lab) - Poster Presentation - Experimental Biology Conference, April 2011
Description: Curcumin improves large elastic artery stiffness and reverses superoxide suppression of nitric oxide-mediated vascular endothelial function in old mice.

 Thomas LaRocca, M.S. (Seals Lab) awarded grant from National Institues of Health & National Institue on Aging, April 2011-March 2013
Description: Project titled: Role of Autophagy in Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction with Aging.

 Bradley Fleenor, Ph.D. (Seals Lab) - Poster Presentation - Experimental Biology Conference, April 2011
Description: Direct evidence for superoxide signaling in large elastic artery stiffening with aging in mice.

 Thomas LaRocca, M.S. (Seals Lab) Poster Presentation - Keystone Symposium on Autophagy, March 2011
Description: Impaired Autophagy Contributes to Oxidative Stress, Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Accelerated Senesence During Aging in Human Endothelial Cells.

 Bradley Fleenor, Ph.D. (Seals Lab) - Poster Presentation - Experimental Biology Conference, April 2011
Description: Sodium nitrite treatment de-stiffens large elastic arteries in old mice: modulation of advanced glycation end-products.

 Lindsey Gano, M.S. (Seals Lab) - Poster Presentation - Experimental Biology Conference, April 2011
Description: Treatment with the SIRT1 activator SRT1720 reduces large elastic artery stiffness, superoxide production and inflammation in old mice.

 Travel award (Johnson Lab)
Description: Will Horton received a travel award from the International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society to attend their annual meeting in Rome, Italy.

 Amy Sindler, Ph.D., (Seals Lab) Presentation Award, Emory, May 2011
Description: Approaching the Clinic: Nitrite and Nitrate Pathophysiology and Therapy Conference Presentation Award.

 Allison DeVan, Ph.D., (Seals Lab) awarded T32 grant from National Institues of Health, May 2011-April 2012
Description: Project titled: Efficacy of Cholecalciferol Supplementation for Improving Large Elastic Artery Stiffness in Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Deficiency.

 Amy Sindler, Ph.D. (Seals Lab) Receives APS Cardiovascular Section Research Award
Description: Amy Sindler, Ph.D., received the APS Cardiovascular Section Research Award - Experimental Biology Conference, April 2011.

 Ashley Walker, Ph.D. (formerly of Seals Lab) - Oral and Poster Presentation - Experimental Biology Conference, April 2011
Description: Absence of nuclear factor κB-mediated suppression of vascular endothelial function with aging in exercising adults.

 Grant Henson, M.S. (Seals Lab) - Poster Presentation - Experimental Biology Conference, April 2011
Description: Autophagy-enhancing treatment reverses age-associated large elastic artery stiffening and modulates arterial superoxide production, inflammation and collagen I.

 Amy Sindler, Ph.D. (Seals Lab) - Poster Presentation - Experimental Biology Conference, April 2011
Description: Superoxide-lowering therapy with TEMPOL reverses age-associated large elastic artery stiffening and endothelial dysfunction in mice.

 Thomas LaRocca, M.S. (Seals Lab) - Poster Presentation - Experimental Biology Conference, April 2011
Description: Autophagy-enhancing therapy reduces oxidative stress and restores vascular endothelial function in old mice.

 Rachelle Kaplon, M.S. (Seals Lab) - Poster Presentation - Experimental Biology Conference, April 2011
Description: Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction with Age is Related to Increased Sympathetic Nervous System Activity in Women, but Not Men.

 UROP Summer Apprenticeships (LeBourgeois Lab)
Description: 7 CU Undergrads (Charlie Simpkin, Danielle Eves, Sherin Cherian, Lameese Akacem, Elsa Mullins, Hannah Craven, Annie Bielinski) received summer UROPs to work in the Sleep and Development Lab.

 Todd Darlington (Ehringer lab) presents abstract and wins travel award at International Behavioral and Genetics Society Meeting
Description: RNA-Sequencing reveals striatal transcriptome differences between the Inbred Long Sleep (ILS) and Inbred Short Sleep (ISS) mouse strains.

 Kristen Jablonski, M.S. (Seals Lab) - Poster Presentation - Experimental Biology Conference, April 2011
Description: Dietary sodium restriction improves vascular endothelial dysfunction in middle-aged and older adults with moderately elevated systolic blood pressure.

 Kristen Jablonski, M.S. (Seals Lab) receives NIH Dietary Supplement Research Practicum Travel Award
Description: Kristen Jablonski, M.S. (Seals Lab) receives NIH Dietary Supplement Research Practicum Travel Award.

 Lamya'a Dawud (Lowry lab) wins Biological Sciences Initiative Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training Program (BURST) Award, 2010-2011
Description: The role of serotonin 1A receptors within the dorsolateral periaqueductal gray and rostroventrolateral medulla in regulating behavioral coping strategies during acute or repeated social defeat.

 Lindsey Gano (Seals Lab) gives oral presentation at conference and wins travel award
Description: Presentation and travel award for American Heart Association, Scientific Sessions 2010. Presentation was an Abstract Digital Dialogue: Chronic Treatment with SIRT1 Activator SRT1720 Ameliorates Age-Associated Vascualr Endothelial Dysfunction in B6D2F1 Mice. Travel award was for young investigators and was based on the high score of the submitted abstract.

 Kathleen Dady (Lowry lab) wins Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)/HHMI Individual Grant, Summer 2010
Description: Pharmacological characterization of an afferent thermosensory pathway.

 Jo Rochester (Tsai Lab) presents abstract in the Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting (Nov 2010)
Description: Postnatal loss and reactivation of the GnRH system in aging male transgenic animals paired with females.

 Stephanie King (Tsai Lab) wins best undergraduate poster award in Front Range Neuroscience Meeting
Description: Reduced arginine vasopressin (AVP) neuronal populations in hypothalamus of FGF8 hypomorphic mice.

 Biao Sun (Tsai Lab) presents abstract in the Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting (Nov 2010)
Description: Diverse electrophysiology effects of homologous gonadotropin-releasing hormone in Aplysia californica.

 Jon Harvey (Lowry lab) awarded Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) fellowship, Summer 2010
Description: N/A.

 Brooke Tata (Tsai Lab) presents abstract in the Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting (Nov 2010)
Description: The impact of compound FGFR1 and FGF8 signaling deficiencies on the murine reproductive system.

 Andrew Wacker (Lowry lab) wins Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)/HHMI Individual Grant, Summer 2010
Description: Effect of acute corticosterone on stress-relevant forebrain regions of male rats.

 Jodi Lukkes (Lowry lab) awarded Front Range Neuroscince Group Travel Award
Description: Support for a presentation at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS) meeting in Villisimius, Sardinia, Italy, June 8-13, 2010.

 Kathryn Helmerick (Lowry lab) wins Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)/HHMI Individual Grant, 2010-2011
Description: Characterization of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) type I receptor systems using a fluorescent CRF conjugate: quantitative assessment using a CRF type I receptor antagonist.

 Allison Matti (Lowry lab) wins Biological Sciences Initiative Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training Program (BURST) Award, 2010-2011
Description: Neural circuits that regulate anxiety: focus on serotonin type 2A receptors.

 Jo Rochester (Tsai Lab) wins oral presentation award in Front Range Neuroscience Meeting
Description: Postnatal loss and reactivation of the GnRH system in aging male transgenic animals paired with females.

 Tina M. Burke (Wright lab) wins American Academy of Sleep Medicine Circadian Rhythms Section Investigator Award
Description: Interactions Between Cognitive Work and Homeostatic, Circadian, and Sleep Inertia Processes on Subjective Sleepiness, Alertness, and Motivation.

 Benjamin Spannuth (Lowry lab) wins Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, Identification of neural circuits regulating stress-induced activation of serotonergic systems
Description: N/A.

 Naomi Zelin (Lowry lab) wins Biological Sciences Initiative Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training Program (BURST) Award, Summer 2010
Description: Effects of post-weaning social isolation of female rats on anxiogenic drug-induced c-Fos expression in GABAergic interneurons in the basolateral amygdala.

 Michael Long (Lowry lab) wins Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)/HHMI Individual Grant, Summer 2010
Description: Effects of post-weaning social isolation on serotonergic and glutamatergic systems, and anxiety in males.

 Scott Kavanaugh (Tsai Lab) presents abstract in the Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting (Nov 2010)
Description: Reduced arginine vasopression (AVP) neuronal populations in hypothalamus of fibroblast growth factor 8 hypomorphic mice.

 Leonard Armijo (Lowry lab) wins Biological Sciences Initiative Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training Program (BURST) Award, 2010-2011
Description: Effects of post-weaning social isolation of male rats on stress-induced c-Fos expression in GABAergic interneurons in the basolateral amygdala.

 Leah Brooks (Tsai Lab) presents abstract in the Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting (Nov 2010)
Description: Maternal behaviors in dominant negative fibroblast growth factor receptor mutant mice.

 Kathleen Dady (Lowry lab) wins Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)/HHMI Individual Grant, 2010-2011
Description: The role temperature in activating a thermoregulatory serotonergic system in the rat brain.

 Kurt Marshall, M.S. (Seals lab) abstract presentation at Experimental Biology Conference, April 2010
Description: Poster titled "Habitual aerobic exercise reverses age-associated increases in transforming growth factor beta 1 in carotid arteries of mice".

 Kristen Jablonski, M.S. (Seals lab) abstract presentation at Experimental Biology Conference, April 2010
Description: Poster titled "25-Hydroxyvitamin D deficiency is associated with vascular endothelial dysfunction in middle-aged and older adults".

 Forrest Brooks (Seals lab) awarded BURST grant, 2010-2011
Description: BURST (Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training) Research Assistantship, project titled "Efficacy of Cholecalciferol Supplementation of Improving Vascular Endothelial Function in Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Supplementation".

 Elena Pellicer (Seals lab) awarded BURST grant, 2010-2011
Description: BURST (Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training) Research Assistantship.

 Dr. Lisa Lesniewski (Seals lab) abstract presentation at Experimental Biology Conference, April 2010
Description: Poster titled "Endothelial dysfunction with advancing age is associated with increased arterial apoptosis and increased expression of the pro-apoptotic protein Bim: Potential role of FoxO3a acetylation status".

 Katherine Magerko, M.S. (Seals lab) abstract presentation at Experimental Biology Conference, April 2010
Description: Poster titled "Age-related impairment in endothelium-dependent dilation is related to diminished sirT deacetlylase expression and increased eNOS acetylation".

 Brooke Lawson, M.S. (Seals lab) abstract presentation at Experimental Biology Conference, April 2010
Description: Poster titled "Short-term AMPK activation improves vascular endothelial function in old mice by a different mechanism than habitual aerobic exercise".

 Dr. Amy Sindler (Seals lab) abstract presentation at Experimental Biology Conference, April 2010
Description: Poster titled "Nitrite supplementation reverses vascular endothelial dysfunction in old mice via improved nitric oxide bioavailability".

 Dr. Catarina Rippe (Seals lab) abstract presentation at Experimental Biology Conference, April 2010
Description: Poster titled "Replicative senescence may be a suitable model for assessing in vivo endothelial cell oxidative stress and inflammation with aging in humans".

 Dr. Anthony Donato (Seals lab) abstract presentation at Experimental Biology Conference, April 2010
Description: Poster titled "Increased leukocyte adhesion molecules, macrophage and lymphocyte infiltration, and pro-inflammatory cytokine suppression of arterial function with aging".

 Hylke Snieder (Seals lab) awarded BURST grant, 2010-2011
Description: BURST (Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training) Research Assistantship, project titled "Curcumin in Attenuating Age Related Artertial Stiffness".

 Dr. Brad Fleenor (Seals lab) abstract presentation at Experimental Biology Conference, April 2010
Description: Poster titled "Human arterial endothelial cells develop a mesenchymal phenotype with aging".

 Mark Blimline, M.S. (Seals lab) abstract presentation at Experimental Biology Conference, April 2010
Description: Poster and short presentation titled "MicroRNA expression with "aging" in human aortic endothelial cells".

 Kristen Jablonsk, M.S. (Seals lab) non-competitive renewal of pre-doctoral NRSA
Description: Funding provided by National Institue on Aging, project titled "Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction in Older Adults: Dietary Sodium Restriction".

 Faculty Position (Tsai lab)
Description: Dr. Wilson Chung has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at Kent State University, Department of Biological Sciences (starting Jan. 2011).

 Postdoctoral Fellowship (Tsai Lab)
Description: Dr. Johanna Rochester awarded NIH Individual Postdoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA). "The Role of Social Interaction in Restoring the Aging GnRH System". 07/01/10-06/30/13.

 Arman Serebrakian (Fleshner lab) wins National Big 12 Student Athlete award, 2009-2010
Description: Arman Serebrakian, a BS/MA student, is one of two Colorado winners of this award.

 Kathleen Dady (Lowry lab) wins Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)/HHMI Individual Grant, 2009-2010
Description: Inhibition of thermal activation of a serotonergic pathway through antagonism of thermosensitive TRPv4 channels.

 Michael Long (Lowry lab) wins Biological Sciences Initiative Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training Program (BURST) Grant, 2009-2014
Description: Effects of post-weaning social isolation on serotonergic and glutamatergic systems, and anxiety in males.

 Naomi Zelin (Lowry lab) wins Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Assistantship, Spring 2010
Description: Effects of post-weaning social isolation on anxiogenic drug-induced c-Fos expression in the basolateral amygdala.

 Post-doctoral Position (Stitzel lab)
Description: Tristan McClure-Begley will be joining Dr. Marina Piccioto's laboratory at Yale as a Post-doctoral fellow after completiong his PhD this spring.

 Grant Award (Stitzel lab)
Description: Anne Tammamaki, A Post-Doctoral researcher in my lab was awarded a grant from the Finnish Academy of Sciences to help support her research.

 McKenzie Valentine (Lowry lab) wins Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)/HHMI Individual Grant, 2009-2010
Description: Effects of both acute and repeated social defeat on serotonergic systems in rats undergoing maternal separation in the early stages of life.

 Tamara Strickland (Lowry lab) wins Biological Sciences Initiative Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training Program (BURST) Grant, 2009-2012
Description: Modulation of serotonergic and corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) systems via CRF2 receptors.

 Allison Stout (Lowry lab) wins Biological Sciences Initiative Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training Program (BURST) Grant, 2009-2013
Description: Effects of intragastric administration of Mycobacterium obuense on serotonergic systems.

 Alex Westerman (Lowry lab) wins Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Individual Grant for Empirical, Experimental, and Theoretical Research, Fall, 2009
Description: Identification of functional subsets of BLA neurons regulating anxiety.

 Glenn Engelman (Lowry lab) wins Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)/HHMI Individual Grant, 2009-2010
Description: Effects of adolescent social isolation on serotonergic systems and anxiety in females.

 Kathryn Helmerick (Lowry lab) wins Biological Sciences Initiative Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training Program (BURST) Grant, 2009-2011
Description: Characterization of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) type I receptor systems using a fluorescent CRF conjugate.

 Philip Siebler (Lowry lab) wins Biological Sciences Initiative Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training Program (BURST) Grant, 2009-2010
Description: Effects of activation of the temperature-sensitive ion channel TRPv4 on serotonergic systems.

 Andrew Wacker (Lowry lab) wins Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)/HHMI Individual Grant, 2009-2010
Description: Effect of chronic low-, medium- or high-dose treatment with corticosterone (CORT) on plasma CORT concentrations and tph2 mRNA expression in the dorsal raphe nucleus.

 Megan Reamy (Norris Lab) receives Jacob Van Ek Scholar Award
Description: This award from the College of Arts and Sciences recognizes superior academic achievement combined with distinguished service to the university or the community at large.

 Johanna Rochester's abstract (Tsai Lab) selected as "Hot Topic" for Neuroscience 2009
Description: "Restoration of the GnRH system in aging male transgenic animals paired with females".

 Brooke Tata (Tsai Lab) wins HHMI biosciences UROP
Description: "Compound deficiencies in multiple FGF signaling components exacerbate disruption of the GnRH system".

 Brad Fleenor (Seals Lab) wins the NIH sponsored T32 training grant based in the cardiology division at the University of Colorado
Description: NIH postdoctoral training grant that provides research training support.

 Undergraduate Fellowship
Description: Derek Sarchet awarded Biological Sciences Initiative Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training Program (BURST) fellowship, Summer 2009.

 Undergraduate Fellowship
Description: Glenn Engelman awarded Biological Sciences Initiative Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training Program (BURST) fellowship, Summer 2009.

 Molly Madden (Allen lab) won poster competition at the Rocky Mountain American College of Sports Medicine Conference in June 2009
Description: N/A.

 Kristen Jablonski (Seals Lab) wins the Experimental Biology American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section Research Award (4/09)
Description: Junior Invesitgator award based on abstracts submitted to the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society at the annual Experimental Biology Meeting.

 Dr. Lukkes elected Student Councilor
Description: Dr. Jodi Lukkes elected Student Councilor for the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS), March 14, 2009, http://www.ibnshomepage.org/bylaws.htm.

 Undergraduate Fellowship
Description: Peter Hibl awarded Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Individual Grant, Summer, 2009.

 Candace Geolfos (Seals Lab) wins the Biological Science Initiative: Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training Program grant
Description: Age Related Arterial Stiffness: Effects of Exercise and Exercise Mimetics.

 Alex Van Engelenburg (Seals Lab) wins HHMI Biosciences UROP
Description: The effect of exercise, aspirin, and caloric restriction on vascular inflammation.

 Undergraduate Fellowship
Description: Andrew Wacker awarded Biological Sciences Initiative Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training Program (BURST) fellowship, Summer 2009.

 Undergraduate Fellowship
Description: Kathleen Dady awarded Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Individual Grant, Summer, 2009.

 Undergraduate Research Award
Description: Benjamin Spannuth winds CU Sigma Xi Chapter Undergraduate Research Award, April 21, 2009.

 Undergraduate Fellowship
Description: Alex Westerman awarded Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Individual Grant, Summer, 2009.

 Young Investigator Award
Description: Dr. Jodi Lukkes, awarded the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN) Young Investigator Award to attend the 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, June 25-27, 2009, East Lansing, Michigan, $1000.

 Undergraduate Fellowship
Description: Kelsy Anbuhl awarded Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) fellowship, Summer 2009.

 Postdoctoral Fellow Helen Huang wins spot on NIH sponsored T32 Training Grant on Aging
Description: N/A.

 Undergraduate Fellowship
Description: McKenzie Valentine awarded Biological Sciences Initiative Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training Program (BURST) fellowship, Summer 2009.

 Undergraduate Fellowship
Description: Thanh Nguyen awarded Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Individual Grant, McNair Program Fellow, Summer, 2009.

 Muhammad Hamza (Seals Lab) wins Norlin Scholars Program, Norlin Enrichment Fund
Description: Funding for research for Summer 2009.

 Recipient of the 2009 Caroline tum Suden Professional Opportunity Awards
Description: Kyle J. Diehl (DeSouza lab) is a 2009 tum Suden/Hellebrandt Awardee selected by the APS (American Physiological Society) Women in Physiology Committee. This award provides funds for junior physiologists to attend and participate fully in the Experimental Biology meeting.