NASCE 2011: The inaugural meeting of the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology (La Societé Nord-Americaine d'Endocrinologie Comparée; La Sociedad Norteamericana de Endocrinologia Comparada)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, July 13 - 16, 2011

Trainee Best Paper Awards

Click on the trainee's name to view the presentation.

Thank you to the judges for all of their hard work, and special thanks to Stacia Sower for putting together the award program and chairing the committee. Click here for the list of judges.

NASCE 2011 Trainee Best Paper Awards

Best Poster for Masters Students/Undergraduates
1st Prize
David Irwin, Univ. Guelph, Poster 36, Regulation of the novel insulin-like growth factor 3 ligand in the ovary of zebrafish.
2nd Prize
Pamela Navarrete-Ramirez, #39, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, T3 and 3,5-T2 participate in tilapia growth through a different signal pathway
Honorable Mention
Lisa Jung, Univ Colorado, Poster #88, Localization of the expression of gonadotropin-releasing hormone like-molecule in a gastropod mollusk, Aplysis californica.
Amanda Carew, University of Victoria, #26, Investigating the sublethal effects of metal nanoparticles on frog metamorphosis with a cultured tailfin approach.
Cinthya Cordoba-Manilla, #77, Universida Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Neuroprotective effect of growth hormone (GH) in hypoxic organotypic cultures of chicken cerebellum

Best Poster for PhD Students
1st Prize
Tim Breton, Univ. New Hampshire, #38, Identification of ovarian
gene expression patterns during vitellogenesis in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
Honorable Mention
Amanda L. Herberger, University of Buffalo, #117, Examining phylogenetic history of the extracellular calcium-sensing receptor: a key sensor in calcium homeostatic systems.

Best Poster for Postdoctoral Fellows
1st Prize
Jason Breves, Univ. Massachusetts, #118, The regulation of branchial inoregulatory pathways by prolactin and growth hormone: A comparative approach investigating euryhaline and stenohaline teleosts.
Honorable Mention
Liesbeth Badisco, Univ Belgium, #94, Systemic RNA interference as a tool for unraveling the neurohormonal regulation of desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) reproduction.

Best Oral Presentation for all Trainees
1st Prize
Ben Dantzer, Michigan State University, OR 14-1, Adaptive hormone-mediated maternal effects in free-ranging red squirrels.
2nd Prize
Erin McEvoy, Williamete Univ., Oregon, OR17-1, Endocannabinoids regulate vasotocin signaling using a novel neuromodulatory mechanism.
Honorable Mention
Melissa Cui, Uni. Michigan, OR-18-1, Ontogeny of leptin signaling in hypothalamic feeding control centers in the frog Xenopus laevis.