The prizes showcase collaborations between Rice and Texas Medical Center (TMC) researchers.
The $1,000 Shared Prize went to Rice graduate student Eliza Fong and Salah-Eddine Lamhamedi-Cherradi, a senior research scientist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, who led a study on modeling Ewing sarcoma tumors in vitro with 3-D scaffolds. Their paper was published last year by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Fong is a member of the Antonios Mikos Research Group.
The $500 Translational Prize was awarded to Meaghan Bond, first author of a paper in the journal Lab on a Chip on the use of chromatography paper to analyze blood hemoglobin concentrations. Bond is a graduate student in the Rice lab of bioengineer Rebecca Richards-Kortum. The prize goes to a Rice graduate student who has published a translational biosciences article as a first author with a TMC institutional co-author.
The winners will be honored May 8 at the IBB Awards Luncheon at the BRC.