Published March 8, 2012
Alice Crane, a fifth-year student in the MD-PhD Program, has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellows (F30).
The two-year, $64,438 award, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will support Crane’s research on how genetic variability impacts human susceptibility to the pesticide chlorpyrifos.
Crane will present an abstract on her research this month at the Society of Toxicology’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
She works in the laboratory of James Olson, PhD.
In 2009, Crane participated in UB’s Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences (CLIMB) Program, which she credits with helping her prepare her successful F30 grant application.
CLIMB provided step-by step-guidance on how to submit the application, including a mock review session in which Crane received critiques from faculty and peers.
Among her other accomplishments, Crane co-authored two additional abstracts with colleagues Steve Singleton and Corie Ellison, PhD ’11.
In 2012, the Society of Toxicology awarded her a Graduate Student Travel Award to attend its annual meeting in Salt Lake City.
Crane received the Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation award at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology’s Mini-Research Symposium in September 2011 and the second place award for Graduate Student Poster Presentation at Pharmacology Day in 2010.