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SLAS2018 Tony B. Academic Travel Award Winners

65 Students will Travel to SLAS2018 through the SLAS Tony B. Academic Travel Awards Program

SLAS honors 65 undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and junior faculty members with SLAS Tony B. Academic Travel Awards for SLAS2018.

The winners from 15 different countries earned invitations to present their scientific achievements at SLAS2018. Winners were determined by a panel of judges who conducted comprehensive evaluations of student abstract proposals and made selections based on scientific merit. Click here for complete details on this program.

Through the SLAS Tony B. Academic Travel Awards program, each will receive roundtrip travel, shared hotel accommodations and full conference registration (which includes access to 144 podium presentations, 300+ poster presentations, 20 short courses, 300+ exhibitors and scores of other workshops, meetings and special events).

Congratulations to these exceptional Tony B. Academic Travel Award winners:


Lucas Alberca, National University of La Plata
María Gonz, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Manuel Llanos, National University of La Plata


Mo Chen, Griffith University
Elke Kaemmerer, Griffith University
Thilini Perera, Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery
Marie-Laure Vial, Griffith University


Engy Shokry, Federal University of Goiás


Lurie Caraus, Université du Québec à Montréal
Elvin De Araujo, University of Toronto
Hugo Sinha, Concordia University


Wenjia Liu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Drago Sticker, University of Copenhagen


Noushin Dianat ESPCI Paris


Eduardo Miranda Ackerman, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Sri Teja Mullapudi, Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Anna Popova, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


Hester Bange, Leiden University
Arnaud Nicolas, Leiden University


Magdalena Bulka, Warsaw University of Technology
Anna Kobuszewskak, Warsaw University of Technology
Katarzyna Tokarska, Warsaw University of Technology

Republic of Korea

Seohee Chang, Seoul National University
Jinhyun Kim, Seoul National University
Sungsik Kim, Seoul National University
Yu Jin Lee, Kyung Hee University
Seo Woo Song, Seoul National University


David Yeo, Nanyang Technological University


Marloes Zoetemelk, Geneva-Lausanne School of Pharmacy (EPGL)


Volodymyr Cherkas, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology

United States

Ashlesha Bhide, University of Texas At Dallas
Theodore Christoforidis, University of Illinois At Chicago
Katherine Clayton, Purdue University
Alexandra Crampton,  University of Minnesota
Gopal Dahal, University of Toledo
Minh Doan, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Marion Failler, NYU Pelmutter Cancer Institute
Kirill Gorshkov, NIH/NCATS
Shurong Hou, The Scripps Research Institute Molecular Screening Center
Andrey Ivanov,  Emory University
Megan Jewell, Colorado School of Mines
Mehdi Jorfi, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Ramila Joshi, The University of Akron
Dongbin Kim, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
David Kinnamon, University of Texas At Dallas
Stanton Kochanek, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Marie Malone, The Scripps Research Institute
Sudip Mondal, University of Texas, Austin
Coleman Murray, UCLA Dept. of Bioengineering
Ainhoa Nieto Gutierrez, The Scripps Research Institute
Santosh Paidi, Johns Hopkins University
Christopher Poon, University of Southern California
Ivan Pushkarsky, University of California Los Angeles
Victor Quereda, The Scripps Research Institute
Pradip Shahi Thakuri, The University of Akron
Richard Sora, Northwestern University
BanuPriya Sridharan, The Scripps Research Institute Molecular Screening Center, Scripps Florida
Ambalika Tanak, University of Texas At Dallas
Xiao Wang, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Shriners Burns Hospital
Steve Wang, Boston University
Kumuditha Weerakoon-Ratnayake, The University of Kansas
Manjula Wijesinghe, University of Kansas
Daniel Wilson, Tufts University
Y. Shrike Zhang, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Chi Zhang, Johns Hopkins University

Tony B. Academic Travel Award

The Tony B. Academic Travel Award honors Tony Beugelsdijk, Los Alamos National Laboratory, an Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) co-founder who passed away in August, 2009. Tony played a very inspirational and instrumental role in laboratory robotics and made significant contributions to ALA, the former LabAutomation conference and exhibition, and the scientific community as a whole. We are honored to remember him through a program that recognizes up-and-coming researchers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in laboratory science and technology.

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