Angela received the highly competitive 2022 PAm-Costco USA Scholarship for outstanding scholars who are dedicated to making an impact on honey bee health and the sustainability of beekeeping. Her project won first place for 3 years of full scholarship.
Recent graduate Lily Hinh presented her poster titled Impacts of Transporter-Chemical Interactions and the Importance of a Database at the CBS Dean’s Circle Undergraduate Research Conference. Her poster highlights her work supporting database development and data curation and made the case for cataloguing transporter-chemical interactions in a centralized and all-inclusive database.
Presenting our recent study on the first biochemical characterization of Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) ABCB1 transporter (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2021.109101) at the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Master’s student Matthew Michel was awarded additional Jastro-Shields funding for his research proposal to characterize the vacuolar transport of lignin monomers during cell wall synthesis. Matthew has been growing Arabidopsis thaliana (thale cress), Picea abies (Norway spruce), and Medicago sativa (alfalfa) to explore using different plant tissues for transport characterization experiments.
PhD student Angela Encerrado received the 2021 Fumio Matsumura Graduate Award for her research proposal on the “Effects of Pesticides/PFAS co-exposures on queen and worker bee gut microbial community structure and health“.
PhD student Angela Encerrado and masters student Matthew Michel both received the 2021 Jastro-Shields fellowship award for their research proposals on the honeybee gut microbiome and lignin monomer transporters respectively.
PhD student Angela Encerrado receives the 2021 ADEPT award for her research proposal to investigate pesticide interactions with the honeybee gut microbiome!
Amara receives the 2021 ASBMB Graduate Student Researcher Award to present her poster on “Effects of pesticide mixtures on xenobiotic efflux transporter P-glycoprotein in the European Honeybee” at the 2021 Experimental Biology Meeting (virtual due to COVID-19).
Cristela receives 2020 SACNAS Award for Outstanding Research Presentation for her project on “The Role of Multiethnic P-Glycoprotein Drug Transporter Variants in Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neurotoxicity (CIPN)” at the National Diversity in STEM Conference.
Amara receives the Henry A. Jastro Graduate Research Award 2020-2021 for her project on “Effects of pesticide mixtures on protective efflux transporters in honeybees“.