Dr. Brian Dranka wins Young Investigator Award from Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine
Dec. 10, 2012 College News - Brian Dranka, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Biophysics, was selected to receive the Young Investigator Award from the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine (SFRBM). Dr. Dranka received the award at the society’s annual meeting in November for the poster he presented, The NADPH Oxidase inhibitor diapocynin prevents Parkinson’s disease symptoms in the Leucine-Rich Repeat Kinase 2 (LRRK2R1441G) transgenic mouse.
SFRBM’s Young Investigator Awards are presented to students and postdoctoral fellow society members based on a submitted research abstract and the presentation of the work at the annual meeting. Candidates must be the first author on a submitted abstract.
SFRBM is a Pan-American society with a global membership of over 1600 scientists, clinicians and trainees with an interest in Free Radicals and Redox Biology in health and disease. The society fosters rigorous chemical-biology approaches to redox signaling and oxidative damage in both normal physiological processes and in pathological conditions such as cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome, cancer, and neurodegeneration.