IBB awards two bioscience prizes

The Rice University Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB) has awarded BRC Collaborative Prizes for two research projects based at Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative.

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.



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