2013 Student Research Week Bhuvan Awards
2013 Student Research Week
Bhuvan Award Recipients
The Bhuvan Endowment for Excellence in Biochemistry Graduate Education was established by colleagues in the Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy in memory of Dr. Bhuvaneswaran who was a member of the faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Bhuvan, as students and colleagues alike affectionately knew him, was a superb experimentalist and the laboratory provided the stimulation for continued learning throughout his life. Because his culture revered the teacher/mentor most of all, his highest aspiration was to gain respect as a teacher. In addition to his formal contributions to graduate and medical student education, fostering an interest and love of science in young scientists was an important aspect of Dr. Bhuvan’s life.
This year, three presentations by graduate students during Student Research Week will be recognized that were judged to best represent Dr. Bhuvan’s scientific legacy.
In first place is the poster titled “Palmitate-induced impairment of melanocortin-4 receptor” presented by Faith McDaniel (IBS) under the mentorship of Dr. Baldini in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Faith will receive a $500 award.
In second place is the poster titled “Structure of Pyrazole Derivatives Impact their Affinity, Stoichiometry and Cooperative Interactions for CYP2E1 Complexes” presented by Jessica Hartman (IBS) under the mentorship of Dr. Miller in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Jessica will receive a $250 cash award.
In third place is the poster titled “Targeting melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) agonists to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) as a potential approach to obesity therapy” presented by Brent Molden (Biochemistry) under the mentorship of Dr. Baldini, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Brent will receive a $150 cash award.