BNORC Travel Award Program

The mission of the NIDDK-funded Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC) is to facilitate and support the conduct of cutting edge basic and translational research in the fields of nutrition and obesity science in the Boston area. BNORC’s travel award program provides partial support (up to $1000 each) twice a year to early career investigators (including trainees) working in the area of nutrition or obesity research to attend a conference or meeting.

This opportunity is open to trainees including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and postdoctoral associates.

Eligibility:

  • Trainees must work in the lab of and/or be mentored by a BNORC member. Please refer to the list of current members.
  • Trainees must be presenting (or applying to present) an abstract at the meeting (oral and/or poster).

Click here to apply for February 2020 cycle.

For additional information, please contact Donna Gibson, Center Administrator.


Travel Grant Awardees: 2019-2020

Thiago Batista, PhD, Research Fellow
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: C. Ronald Kahn
Meeting: Keystone Symposia, Diabetes: Glucose Control and Beyond

Julie Gervis, MS, PhD Student
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Alice Lichtenstein
Meeting: Epi|Lifestyle 2020, American Heart Association

Eliza Greiner, Graduate Student
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Gorica D. Petrovich
Meeting: Society for Neuroscience

John Griffin, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Andrew Greenberg
Meeting: Obesity Week – The Obesity Society

Liya Kerem, MD, MSc, Third Year Clinical and Research Fellow
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Elizabeth Lawson
Meeting: Obesity Week – The Obesity Society

Benjamin Kugler, MS, Graduate Student/Research Assistant
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Kai Zou
Meeting: NHLBI Mitochondrial Biology Symposium

Danielle Lafferty, Graduate Student
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Gorica D. Petrovich
Meeting: Society for Neuroscience

Jennifer Lee, PhD, Instructor in Medicine
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Barbara Kahn
Meeting: Keystone: A Gut-Systemic Perspective for Metabolic Disease

Nabil Rabhi, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Steve Farmer
Meeting: Keystone: Obesity Week – The Obesity Society

Syed Husain Mustafa Rizvi, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Markus Bachschmid
Meeting: Keystone: Society for Redox Biology and Medicine

Shuai Yan, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Evan Rosen
Meeting: Keystone: Keystone Symposia on Metabolism and Cellular Biology


Travel Grant Awardees: 2018-2019

Dominique Ameroso, PhD Candidate
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Maribel Rios
Meeting: Society for Neuroscience

Zhaoli Dai, PhD, Posdoctoral Fellow
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: David Felson
Meeting: Nutrition 2018

Justin English, PhD Student
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Valentina Perissi
Meeting: The Obesity Society: Obesity Week

Kimberly Glazer, Doctoral Candidate
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Alison Field
Meeting: Annual Meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society

Dylan Thomas, MD, Endocrinology Fellow
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Caroline Apovian
Meeting: The Obesity Society: Obesity Week

Yixing Yuchi, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Mary-Elizabeth Patti
Meeting: 78th Scientific Sessions, ADA

 


 

Travel Grant Awardees: 2017-2018

Yoav Livneh, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Brad Lowell and Mark Andermann
Meeting: Winter Conference on Brain Research

Nabil Rabhi, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Steve Farmer
Meeting: Cell Symposia: Metabolic Disease Therapies

Anna Santoro, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Barbara Kahn
ADA Scientific Sessions 2018

Dylan Thomas, MD, Endocrinology Fellow
BNORC Mentor/Sponsor: Nawfal Istfan
Meeting: Obesity Week 2017


Travel Grant Awardees: 2016-2017

Samantha Berger, Graduate Student
JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center, Tufts University
Meeting: Obesity Week 2016

Paul Greer, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Medical School
Meeting: Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience

Sara Keefer, Graduate Student
Boston College
Meeting: Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience

Cho Low, Graduate Student
Tufts University
Meeting: Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience

Yael Mandelblat-Cerf, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Meeting: Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior

Hyun Cheol Roh, PhD,
Postdoctoral Fellow Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Meeting: Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology

Yoav Livneh, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Meeting: Winter Conference on Brain Research

Nabil Rabhi, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University School of Medicine
Meeting: Cell Symposia: Metabolic Disease Therapies

Anna Santoro, PharmD, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Meeting: ADA Scientific Sessions

Dylan Thomas, MD
Endocrinology Fellow, Boston University
Sponsor: Nawfal Istfan
Meeting: Obesity Week (2017)