McPherson ERI/David G. Walsh Research Travel Awards, Spring 2019

McPherson ERI/David G. Walsh Research Travel Awards provide funds for graduate students and postdocs from McPherson ERI members’ research groups to attend conferences to present vision-related work and to advance educational and professional development opportunities. The McPherson ERI Research Committee is pleased to announce two trainee award recipients from among spring semester 2019 applicants:

Melissa Schoenlein, graduate student (Psychology; Karen Schloss, mentor). Melissa will attend the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society in St. Pete Beach, FL from May 17 – May 22, 2019. Her presentation is entitled Building color-concept association distributions from statistical learning.

Yong-Seok Song, graduate student (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Nader Sheibani, mentor). Yong-Seok just returned from attending the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD from March 10 – 14, 2019. He presented a poster entitled Vitamin D receptor expression modulates the angiogenic properties of endothelial cells through suppression of oxidative stress and inflammation.

Congratulations to both award recipients, who will be invited to speak in the McPherson ERI seminar series during the 2019-20 academic year.

Funding for the McPherson ERI/David G. Walsh Research Travel Awards is supplied by the David G. Walsh Research Fellowship Fund.  We are grateful to the Walsh family & other supporters of this fund.