2015 Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award Winner: Emily Indriolo

Emily Indriolo

We are pleased to announce that Emily Indriolo has received one of our seven Women’s Young Investigator Travel Awards.  Emily is an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University.

Emily’s professional obligations in the Department of Biology at NMSU are as follows:

Research; supported by receiving extramural grants that include the training and mentoring of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduate students.  Undergraduate students can also come through the HHMI & AMP programs at NMSU.

Teaching; (load 2:1) undergraduate courses – Plant Structure & Function and Cell Biology, graduate course – Emerging Topics in Biology.

Service; organizing committee member of the NMSU Biosymposium a member of the greenhouse management board.

Outreach; through Planting Science (www.plantingscience.org) as a scientist mentor, and locally in Southern New Mexico and West Texas through the NMSU student radio station KRUX 91.5.

About the Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award:

Each year the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) awards travel grants to early career women investigators through a competitive process to attend the Plant Biology Annual Meeting. The goal of the Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award (WYITA) program is to increase attendance of female investigators in their first five years as an independent scientist in academia, industry, or government at the annual meeting by providing travel funds. Selection is based first on the science and quality of the abstract submitted relative to the amount of time as a young investigator, second on a statement describing why travel should be supported, and third on financial need.

This year seven women were selected and each will receive a $1000 award to attend the Plant Biology Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.

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