Travel Award Program

The BU-BMC Cancer Center will provide partial support ($500 per trainee) for up to two trainees working in the area of cancer research to attend a conference or meeting.  Awards are restricted to those presenting a poster or talk at the conference or meeting.  Eligible trainees (graduate students, postdoctoral associates, postdoctoral fellows) must work in the lab of and/or be mentored by a Cancer Center member.


Spring 2020 

Susanna de Geus, MD, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Mentor/Sponsor: Jennifer Tseng, MD
American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress


Jess Floro
Boston University School of Medicine
Mentor/Sponsor: Rachel Flynn, PhD
The Bermuda Principles Meeting on Transcriptomics


Vishal K. Gupta, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Mentor/Sponsor: J. Mark Sloan, MD
American Society of Hematology Meeting


Past Recipients

Spring 2019 Recipients:

Justin K. Lui, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow
Boston University School of Medicine
Mentor/Sponsor: Mark Grinstaff
American Thoracic Society Meeting



Anup Tank, Graduate Student
College of Engineering, CRC
Mentor/Sponsor: Darren Roblyer
AACR Annual Meeting


Spring 2018 Recipients:
David Jenkins, Graduate Student
Mentor: W. Evan Johnson, Medical Campus
22nd International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB) 2018

Jiarui Zhang, Graduate Student
Mentors: Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Medical Campus
Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) Conference

Spring 2017 Recipients:
Kevin Chandler, Postdoctoral fellow
Mentor: Catherine Costello, Medical Campus
Gordon Research Conference on “Glycan Function and Structure from Nucleus to Niche”

Hannah Peterson, Graduate student
Mentor: Darren Roblyer, Charles River Campus
AACR Annual Meeting 2017

For additional details of the program and instructions for submitting your application for a travel award please contact Rachel Flynn, Assistant Professor ( ● 617 358 4666).