Bonilla and Collings awarded Yeunkyung Woo Fund travel grants


Yeunkyung Woo Award


Two Biological Sciences graduate students, Sylvia Bonilla and Clayton
Collings, have been awarded travel grants from the Yeunkyung Woo Achieve
Excellence Travel Scholarship Fund. The awards, granted competitively
twice each year, support the travel of graduate students to present
their work at scientific meetings. Bonilla will travel to the
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meetings in
Seattle, WA in May 2013 to present her work on photoreceptor
development. Collings will travel to the Epigenetics and Chromatin:
Interactions and Processes symposium at Harvard Medical School in March
2013 to present his work on DNA methylation and nucleosome stability.

The Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Scholarship Fund was created
in 2002 by the Biological Sciences Department in memory of Yeunkyung
Woo, a talented, energetic and well-loved PhD student. Yeunkyung's
expressed desire was to get the opportunity to present her work at major
scientific meetings, and this fund provides travel awards to help our
current graduate students do just that. Twice per year the Department
issues a call for applications from graduate students who plan to travel
to major meetings to present their results, and winners are chosen
competitively, as funds allow. Since 2003 the Achieve Excellence Travel
Scholarship fund has provided travel funds in Yeunkyung's name to 33
deserving graduate students from 26 different laboratories, whose
presentations have honored Yeunkyung's memory and flown the flag for
research in Purdue Biological Sciences.

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