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Bud Suddath Memorial Award

The F. L. (Bud) Suddath Memorial Award has been established by the family, friends and colleagues of Bud Suddath to stimulate graduate research in the fields of biology, biochemistry and biomedical engineering. The award is given annually to a doctoral student of Georgia Tech who has at least one year remaining in his or her doctoral program and who has demonstrated significant research achievement in the field of biology, biochemistry or biomedical engineering. The awardee is provided an award of up to $1,000 in value which may be used to facilitate the completion of his or her scholarly development. The recipient will also be presented with an award as well as having his or her name engraved on the School's commemorative plaque. The recipient of this award will speak at a special event hosted by the Petit Institute the following year to present his or her research and talk about how the award impacted their research.

 
 
 

Suddath Award Winners


2015
Havva Keskin
Advisor: Francesca Storici, PhD
Project Title: DNA double-strand break repair and recombination using RNA transcript

2014
Natalie Saini
Advisor: Kirill Lobachev, PhD
Project Title: Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying DSB-induced Mutagenesis at Distant Loci in Yeast

2013
Melissa Kinney
Advisor: Todd McDevitt, PhD
Project Title: Engineering Three-dimensional Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation and Morphogenesis

2012
Kathryn Bruce
Advisor: Yury Chernoff
Project Title: Investigating factors controlling specificity and fidelity of cross-species prion transmission in Saccharomyces

2011
Catherine-Aurelie Rivet
Advisor: Melissa Kemp
Project Title: Investigation of altered signaling pathways in aging T cells using microfluidic platforms and computational modeling

2010
Ryan Maladen
Advisor: Daniel Goldman
Project Title: Biomechanics of Locomotion Within Granular Media

2009
Adele Doyle
Advisor: Bob Nerem
Project Title: Embryology Training for Study of Developmental and Regenerative Biomechanics

2008
Eric Horowitz
Advisor: Nicholas Hud
Project Title: Using Field-Cycling NMR to Study DNA Intercalation

2007
Vidhya Narayanan
Advisor: Kirill Lobachev
Project Title: DNA Palindromes

2006
Heather Bean
Advisor: Nicholas Hud
Project Title: The RNA World

2006
Buxin Chen
Advisor: Yury Chernoff
Project Title: Study of Co-aggregation of Heterologous Prion Proteins in Vivo and in Vitro

2005
Karsten Bartling

2005
Charles Gersbach
Advisor: Andres Garcia
Project Title: Runx2-Genetically Engineered Skeletal Myoblasts for Bone Tissue Engineering

2004
Krishna Sarangapani
Project Title: Characterizing the Kinetic and Mechanical Properties of Selectin –Ligand Bonds using AFM

2003
Mandi Murphy
Project Title: Characterization of the Intracellular Trafficking of LPA1 Receptor

2002
Rachel Brewster
Project Title: Design and Synthesis of Libraries of Non- Biological Enzymes

2001
Kim Allen
Project Title: Proteolysis and Biological Control

2000
Brandon Travis
Project Title: In Vitro Comparison of Platelet Activation Initiated in the Open and Closed Positions of Bileaflet Mechanical Heart Valves

1999
Benjamin Preston
Project Title: Methods for Identifying Endocrine Disruption Among Aquatic Invertebrates

1998
Hairuo Peng
Project Title: Potential Anticancer Agents Active Against Oncogenic Components of Cell Cycle and Intracellular Signaling Pathways

1997
John Chon
Project Title: Integrins and Syndecans: Role of Cell Surface Receptors in Migration and Adhesion

1996
Joseph Coury
Project Title: Scanning Probe Microscopy

1995
Joanne Hopmeyer
Project Title: Quantification of Mitral Regurgitation Using the Flow Convergence Method

1994
Mary Peek

1993
Theodore Wiesner