Ten Postdocs are on Their Way to Independence

Person wheeling red luggageLaunched in 2018 through a generous gift from Dr. Larry Berkelhammer, the Berkelhammer Postdoc Travel Award is designed to help postdoctoral scholars at UCSF lay the foundation for their careers as independent researchers. The Award supports travel to a conference, workshop, or event where the postdoc can either present their own independent research project, or to gain the knowledge, skills, and professional contacts that will enable them to move into a field distinct from their postdoctoral supervisor’s research program.

From the over 75 applications we received, a panel of six faculty reviewers selected ten awardees. Each of the following ten recipients will receive $2,500 for travel in 2020:

Margaret Alexander, PhD  |  Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Cell Symposia: Infection Biology in the Age of the Microbiome 
Paris, France

Kangway Chuang, PhD  l  Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Gordon Research Conference in Computational Chemistry
Castelldefels, Spain

Daniel Clark, DDS, PhD  l  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Gordon Research Conference, Bone and Teeth: The Life of the Skeleton from Embryonic Development to Aging
Galveston, USA

Stephanie Eick, PhD, MPH  l  Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting
Boston, USA

Chien-Der Lee, PhD  l  Department of Microbiology and Immunology
International Summer Sessions in Metabolomics 2020 
Sacramento, USA

Yanxin Liu, PhD  l  Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Gordon Research Conference: Biochemical, Genetic and Structural Advances Towards Mechanism and Manipulation of Protein Transport 
Galveston, US

Sara Sagui-Henson, PhD  l  Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting 
Long Beach, USA

Narayan Sankaran, PhD  l  Department of Neurosurgery
The Neurosciences and Music – VII 
Aarhus, Denmark

Emily Shih, PhD  l  Center for Health and Community
Mindware Psychophysiology Seminar and Workshop 
Salt Lake City, USA

Lan Wang, PhD  l  Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory Course on Neurobiology
Woods Hole, USA

Please join us in congratulating this year’s recipients!

The Office for Postdoctoral Scholars will accept applications for the next Berkelhammer Postdoc Travel Award competition starting in Fall 2020, to fund travel in 2021.