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Univ of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-4561

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Tennessee Plant Research Center


PRC Travel Fellowships

The PRC is pleased to be able to provide funds to graduate students from member labs, who would like to travel to conferences to present their research findings. 
Preference is given to students wanting to attend national meetings, but regional conferences will also be considered.

The Spring 2017 Travel Fellowship application is now closed.

Please complete the application below.


Application process:
Complete the PRC Travel Fellowship application.

  1. Send your abstract
  2. If you are not attending a national meeting, tell us what meeting you are attending and why you feel it is a significant event to present at.


Mail or Email all application materials to:
Jennifer Hinds

jenniferahinds@utk.edu
2431 Joe Johnson Dr.
252 Ellington Plant Sciences Building
Knoxville, TN 37996

Congratulations to the Spring 2015 Travel Fellowship Recipients

 

Arkadipta Bakshi
Department of Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology – Brad Binder
American Society for Plant Biologist

Kristen Holbrook*
Department of Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology – Barry Bruce
Joint FEBS-EMBO advanced lecture course; Corsica, France

Pawel Kosentka
Department of Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology – Elena Shpak
Mechanisms of Plant Development

Ansul Lokdarshi
Department of Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology – Dan Roberts
Annual Society for Plant Biologist

Tyra McCray
Department of Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology – Tessa Burch-Smith
Annual Society for Plant Biologist

Sarbottam Piya
Department of Plant Sciences–Tarek Hewezi
American Phytopathological Society

Ian Ware*
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – Jennifer Schweitzer
2015 Biennial Soil Ecology Society Meeting

Jeneen Abrams*
Department of Plant Sciences – Vince Pantalone
ASA, CSSA, SSSA

Jason Burris
Department of Plant Sciences – Neal Stewart
Plant & Animal Genome

Gracie Collins
Department of Plant Sciences – Neal Stewart
Plant & Animal Genome

Joshua Grant
Department of Plant Sciences – Neal Stewart
Plant & Animal Genome

Qidong Jia
Department of Plant Sciences – Feng Chen
Plant & Animal Genome

Doug Kaylor
Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries – Jennifer Franklin
American geophysical union annual meeting

Gabriela Little
Department of Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology – Barry Bruce
24th Western Photosynthesis Conference

Gaia Pigna
Department of Plant Sciences – Neal Stewart
RNA Silencing in Plants (G1) Keystone Resort

Caroline Rempe*
Department of Plant Sciences – Neal Stewart
SERMACS

Maria Sanchez-Garcia*
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – Brandon Matheny
VIII Latin American Congress of Mycology

Chris Smallwood*
Department of Plant Sciences – Vince Pantalone
ASA, CSSA, SSSA

 

Amber Bassett
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology - Barry Bruce
ASPB national conference

Christine Braaten*
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - Brandon Matheny
Mid-Atlantic states mycology conference

Joshua Grant
Plant Sciences - Neal Stewart
SIVB annual conference

Kristen Higginbotham
Plant Sciences- Neal Stewart
Institute of Food technologists annual meeting

Kristen Holbrook
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology- Barry Bruce
ASPB national conference

Randy Lacey
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology- Brad Binder
Workshop on cyanobacteria at the University of Washington

Meng Li
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology- Barry Bruce
International congress on photosynthesis research

Ansul Lokdarshi
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology- Dan Roberts
Annual interdisciplinary plant group symposium

Pintu Masalkar
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology- Dan Roberts
Annual interdisciplinary plant group symposium

Kathryn Massana*
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology- Ed Schilling
Botany 2013

Deepika Nambiar
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology- Barry Bruce
International congress on photosynthesis research

Jonathan Willis
Plant Sciences- Neal Stewart
SIVB annual conference

Rebecca Wilson
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology- Brad Binder
ASPB national conference

Tuo Zhu
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology- Barry Bruce
International congress on photosynthesis research

*-denotes students that are presenting research through an oral presentation

 

Previous award winners:

Student Abstract titles Meeting  Location Date Invited
Fall 2011 TPRCTF
Melissa Bigler Isolation and Characterization of Monomerized Photosystem I Complexes in Thermosynchoccus Elongatus 21st Western Photosynthesis Conference Pacific Grove, CA Jan 5-8, 2012 No
Michelle Brown Determining the Role of PORTA2 in Chloroplast Protein Import 21st Western Photosynthesis Conference Pacific Grove, CA Jan 5-8, 2012 No
Blake Joyce Investigating the novel sesquiterpene biosynthesis pathway in Copaifera officinalis, 'the diesel tree', through next generation de novo transcriptome sequencing and functional genomics Plant & Animal Genome XX San Diego, CA Jan 14-18, 2012 No
Kyle Sander Characterization of Novel Poly-extremophilic Cyanobacteria Capable of Direct Sugar Production from Waste CO2 21st Western Photosynthesis Conference Pacific Grove, CA Jan 5-8, 2012 No
Richard Simmerman Protein Translocation into the Chloroplast 21st Western Photosynthesis Conference Pacific Grove, CA Jan 5-8, 2012 No
Tuo Zhu Engineering a TiO2 binding peptide on Ferredoxin 21st Western Photosynthesis Conference Pacific Grove, CA Jan 5-8, 2012 No
Spring 2011 TPRCTF
Prakitchai Chotewutmontri  Differential recognition of transit peptide during import into chloroplasts   20th Western Photosynthesis Conference Pacific Grove, CA January 6-9, 2011 No
Lauren Creasor Cryopreservation of the Thermophilic Cyanobacterium Thermosynechococcus elongatus BP-1 20th Western Photosynthesis Conference Pacific Grove, CA January 6-9, 2011 No
Warren Edmunds Effects of biochar amendment in soil on plant health, crop yield, soil characteristics, and biomass composition 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition Denver, CO. Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, 2011 No
Blake Joyce Agrobacterium-mediated and Biolistic Bombardment Transformation of Pteris vittata: Tools for Functional Genomics and the Creation of Phytosensors & Novel Biodiesel Chemicals and a Crop for Coproduction of Ethanol, Biodiesel, and High-value Coproducts Vienna International Plant Conferences Association; Two Sections: Plant Transformation Technologies & Plant Gene Discovery Technologies Vienna, Italy February 19 - 22, 2011 No
Keonhee Kim Effect of high concentration of CO2 on Wood Chemistry – Free Air Carbon-dioxide Enrichment 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition Denver, CO. Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, 2011 No
Hong Moon Pollen-specific transgene excision in tobacco using the codon optimized serine resolvase CinHo-RS2 site-specific recombination system Vienna International Plant Conferences Association; Two Sections: Plant Transformation Technologies & Plant Gene Discovery Technologies Vienna, Italy February 19 - 22, 2011 No
Khoa Nguyen Engineering Photosystem I for Enhanced Electron Transport Rates
In Vitro for Applied Photosynthesis
20th Western Photosynthesis Conference Pacific Grove, CA January 6-9, 2011 No
Caitlin Paquet Design and expression of a Mature Cyt c6 Polyprotein in E.coli 20th Western Photosynthesis Conference Pacific Grove, CA January 6-9, 2011 No
Richard Simmerman Examining the role of psToc75 POTRA domains in chloroplast protein import 20th Western Photosynthesis Conference Pacific Grove, CA January 6-9, 2011 No
Mackenzie Taylor Reproductive life history variation and breeding systems in Trithuria (Hydatellaceae) International Botanical Congress Melbourne, Australia July 23‐30, 2011 Yes
Spring 2010 TPRCTF
Nicholas Buckley Mating System Biology of the Florida Native Plant: Illicium parviflorum Botanical Society of America Providnece, RI July 31 - Aug. 4, 2010 No
Prakitchai Chotewutmontri Differential
sequence specificity of transit peptide recognition during binding and import into
plastids.
19th
Western Photosynthesis Conference
Pacific Grove, CA January 7-10, 2010 No
Ashita Dave Characterization of N-terminal POTRA domains of psToc75: For topology analysis and preprotein interaction Plant Biology 2010 Montreal, Canada July 31 - Aug. 4, 2010 No
Jetana Kittisenne   HPLC 2010  Boston, MA June 19-24, 2010 No
Stephanie Madison Investigating the Role of Class XI Myosins in Pollen Tube Growth.  Gordon Research Conference on Plant & Microbial Cytoskeleton Andover, NH August 8-13, 2010 No
Richard Simmerman Examining the role of psToc75 POTRA domains in chloroplast protein import Plant Biology 2010 Montreal, Canada July 31 - Aug. 4, 2010 No
Mackenzie Taylor Pollen tube growth patterns in Trithuria species
(Hydatellaceae).
Botanical Society of America Providnece, RI July 31 - Aug. 4, 2010 No
Rebecca Wilson Function of EKIP1:1 - an E3 ubiquitin ligase in Arabidopsis development Receptors and Signaling in Plant Development and Biotic Interactions  Tahoe City, CA March 14-19, 2010 No