2011 Graduate Research Forum Awards

$500 Grand Award

Katherine Snyder (Biomedical Engineering) for "Development of a Novel Vapor Deposited Silica Sol Particles for Use as a Bioactive Materials System". Advisor: Rupack Rajachar

$100 Merit Awards

Yiru Chen (SFRES) for "Auxin Efflux Carrier Pta PIN9 Regulates Wood Formation and Gravitropic Response in Poplar", Advisor: Victor Busov

Surendar Reddy Dhadi (Biological Sciences) for "Functional Analysis of Bidirectional Promoters in Rice", Advisor: Ramakrishna Wusirika

Xiaochu Ding (Chemistry) for "Efficient one-Pot Synthesis and Loading of Self-Assembled Amphiphilic Chitosan Nanoparticles for Low-Leaching Wood Preservation", Advisor: Patricia Heiden

$150 Undergraduate Grand Award

Hal Holmes (Biomedical Engineering) for "Magnetoelastic Materials as a Means to Control and MOnitor Cellular Adhesion", Advisor: Rupak Rajachar