IBNS 2024 Travel Awards

 We are pleased to announce the recipients (listed alphabetically) for the IBNS Travel Awards for the 2024 meeting in Panama City, Panama. Award winners will receive an award certificate, free registration to the 2024 meeting, participation in the mentorship program, participation in the Travel Award Blitz presentations, and attendance to all other trainee events held during the meeting. Travel awardees will present their research orally and in a poster session. Travel awards are funded by the IBNS and its members. 


Postdoctoral Awards

Britahny Baskin, Northeastern University, USA
Kelsea Gildawie, Tufts University, USA
Saurabh Kokane, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Ana Maria Raymundi, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Felicia Reed, Monash University, Australia


Graduate Awards

Yiru Chen, Washington University-St. Louis, USA
Maria Constantin, National University of Cordoba, Argentina
Tylah Doolan, University of Sydney, Australia
Kaden Huckstep, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia
Mao Kobayashi-Sakashita, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Nastasia Mirofle, Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, France
Khalin Nisbett, University of Illinois Chicago & NIDA, USA
Eleni Papadopoulos, Rowan-Virtua Translational School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, USA
Aishwarya Patwardhan, McMaster University, Canada
Axel Rosado, Yale University, USA
Katy Celina Sandoval, McMaster, University Canada
Alexa Soares, Yale University, USA
Andrew Taylor, Universidad de Valparaiso De Chile, Chile
Rebecca Waag, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Undergraduate Awards

Ann Robles, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Kathryn Stachowicz, Emory University School of Medicine, USA


Travel Award Sponsored by Plexon

Evan Hart, NIDA IRP, USA



The trainee travel awards are an integral part of the IBNS annual meeting, allowing qualifying student/postdoc members to attend and present their research. 100% of the donations are applied to the travel awards which help reduce the cost of attendance for the awardees. Awards are given annually, require attendance and presentation of research at the meeting and are highly competitive.  IBNS is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible. No goods or services will be provided for this gift. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions.

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Congratulations to the travel awardees and thank you to the Education and Training Committee for their thoughtful and diligent review of the 100 applications! 


IBNS Education and Training Committee:

Matthew McMurray, Chair, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA 2024
Kyle Ploense, Cayuga Biotech Inc., Mount Vernon, NY, USA 2024
Abha Rajbhandari, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, USA 2024
Wendy Wilson, Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND, USA 2024
Molly Kent, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA, USA 2024
Laura Been, Haverford College, Haverford, PA, USA 2024
Fiona Hollis, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC, USA 2025
Stacey Rizzo, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 2025
Sharon Furtak, Co-ChairCalifornia State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, USA 2025
Jeremy McIntyre, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA 2025
Philip Jean-Richard-dit-Bressel, UNSW Sydney, Haymarket, Australia, 2026
Stefano Sandrone, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, 2026