BNORC Travel Scholarship 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 and New England area. BNORC’s travel scholarship program provides partial support ($500 per trainee) for trainees working in the area of nutrition or obesity research to attend a conference or meeting. Eligible applicants (trainees includes students, postdocs and fellows) must work in the lab of and/or be mentored by a BNORC member. Please refer to the list of current members.

For additional information, please contact Donna Gibson, Center Administrator: dgibson@bu.edu, 617 358-7042.

The Center has issued all 2018-2019 travel awards. The next RFA will be released in the Spring of 2019.





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)