2021 Travel Awards 

All award recipients will receive an award certificate, free registration to the 2021 hybrid meeting, one year membership, participation in the mentorship program, participation in the Travel Award Blitz presentations, and attendance to all other trainee events held during the meeting.  The financial portion of the travel award will only be provided to the awardees who attend the meeting in Puerto Vallarta in-person.  This year presented a number of challenges to our travel award procedures. We also added a new standardized scoring rubric as well as procedures to increase diversity and representation among our award winners. 

Congratulations to our 2021 Travel Awardees!

Postdoctoral Awards

Marie Labousse, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Puja Parekh, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, USA
Hayley Fisher, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Jordan Marrocco, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA
Suzanne Nolan, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
Nicholas Race, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Ewa Galaj, National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research, Bethesda, MD, USA
David Nguyen – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Ahmed Eltokhi – University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany 

Graduate Awards 

Michelle Stackmann, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Eleni Hartomeni Moschona, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Nicholas Upright, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA
Evelyn Ordoñez Sanchez, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Moises dos Santos Correa, Universidade Federal do ABC, São Paulo, Brazil
Felicia Reed, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Kayla Nygaard, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, USA
Sabrina Zequeira, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Ileana Morales, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Claire Corbett, Rowan University, Vorhees, NJ, USA
Sean Monroe, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA
Rhianne Scicluna, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Tavleen Kaur, Taiwan International Graduate Program, Taipei, Taiwan 

Undergraduate Awards 

Megan Maxwell , Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
Aftyn Trumbo, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA, USA
Anjali Kumari, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC, USA 


IBNS Education and Training Committee:

Zackary Cope, Chair, University of Pittsburgh
Rachel Navarra, Co-Chair, Rowan University School of Medicine
Markus Wöhr, Council Liaison, Philipps-University of Marburg
Michael Bowen, University of Sydney
Debra Bangasser, Diversity Committee Liaison, Temple University
Susan Sangha, Diversity Committee Liaison, Purdue University
Noboru Hiroi, University of Texas at San Antonio
Karen Szumlinski, University of California, Santa Barbara
Sofiya Hupalo, National Institutes of Health
Matt Hale, La Trobe University