Students can request funding from The Graduate School to cover up to $1000 per year towards travel expenses to present their research at scientific meetings and conferences.

Graduate students have the opportunity to attend scientific meetings and conferences locally, nationally and around the globe. Scientific meetings and conferences offer a chance for students to present research posters and give talks about their projects. It's a great way to network with other scientists in the field, with opportunities to learn and connect with colleagues in the pursuit of new breakthroughs in biomedical research.

Most of the time travel is domestic, however, students may travel internationally if they find a relevant meeting related to their research. Our students find that having the ability to travel to present work is an exciting and rewarding part of their professional development.

Funding requests must be submitted no later than two weeks before travel dates.

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Travel Reflections

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Casey Derella

  • Physiology

Conference: North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

My abstract was selected for a short oral  presentation in a session entitled, "The Wonderful World of Exercise: What’s New in CF Care?"  The presentation went great and sparked a lot of conversation at the opening ceremony event that followed. NACFC22 was a great networking conference. I met a number of future colleagues at UVA (where my post-doc with will be), in which we discussed ways I could still be involved with CF-related research. I also had the pleasure of meeting in-person with many of our Emory colleagues which whom we collaborate on a number of projects.

Edidiong Usoro

  • Biochemistry and Cancer Biology

Conference: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Special Conference: Brain Cancer 2023 Experience
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

I was delighted to be invited to attend the conference and chosen as a presenting author for my abstract titled Understanding the role of dNTP pool on double-strand break and resistance to therapy in quiescent hypoxic glioblastoma.  I had a lot of interest as people visited my poster with great discussion and beneficial feedback that will help move my research forward. Overall, this meeting provided a stimulating forum for me to interact with many scientists in the same research field, as well as a pleasant setting for informal communication. I benefited greatly from the opportunity to attend as I learned from the important discussions of current research findings from many researchers.

Students Receiving Graduate School Travel Support

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Orlando, FL
  • Juliette Seremak, Biochemistry & Cancer Biology
  • Ogacheko Okoko, Molecular Medicine

American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Hypertension, San Diego, CA
  • Desmond Moronge, Physiology
  • Elisabeth Mellott, Physiology

American Physiology (APS) Summit, Long Beach, CA
  • Emily Burns, Physiology
  • Samuel Walton, Physiology
  • Zachary Brown, Vascular Biology
  • Candee Barris, Vascular Biology
  • Steven Haigh, Vascular Biology
  • Taylor Kress, Vascular Biology
  • Andrew Speese, Vascular Biology

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting, Austin, TX
  • Jennifer Dorn, Cellular Biology & Anatomy
  • Anik Tuladhar, Cellular Biology & Anatomy
  • Dima Alhamad, Cellular Biology & Anatomy
  • Husam Bensreti, Cellular Biology & Anatomy
  • ChangMin Lee, Vascular Biology

American Society of Human Genetics, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dina Kira, Biochemistry & Cancer Biology

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2023 Annual Meeting , New Orleans, LA
  • Mercy Kehinde-Ige, Biochemistry & Cancer Biology
  • Ronny Amamoo, Biochemistry & Cancer Biology
  • Mercy Kehinde-Ige, Biochemistry & Cancer Biology
  • Sheila Ngumbi, Biochemistry & Cancer Biology
  • Stepan Budkin, Genomic Medicine

Center for Global Health Innovation Summit, Atlanta, GA
  • Maria Blahove, Vascular Biology

2nd International Vascular Biology Meeting, Oakland, CA
  • Vadym Buncha, Physiology

National Neurotrauma Symposium, Atlanta, GA
  • Nicholas Moore, Neuroscience


Society for Neuroscience (SFN) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
  • Frederick Bonsack, Pharmacology
  • Noah Watson, Pharmacology
  • Kirstyn Denney, Neuroscience
  • Natalie Jackson, Neuroscience
  • Emma Heisey, Neuroscience
  • Kristopher Mayes, Neuroscience

57th Southeastern Regional Lipid (SERLC) Conference, Asheville, NC
  • Dakota Poschel, Biochemistry & Cancer Biology

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