Eugene Gorzynski Travel Award

The Gorzynski Travel Award supports a PhD or MD/PhD student who is traveling to a national or international meeting to present a research paper or poster.


You must have been formally accepted as a presenter at a research meeting. You also must be in good academic standing in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

Based on past considerations, we will take into account the size and scope of the meeting as well as the form of your presentation (talk versus poster).

Selection Process

Your faculty mentor may nominate you for this award.


If you are selected for the Gorzynski award, we’ll notify you with a letter.


If you receive this award, we will recognize you at the Buffalo Conference on Microbial Pathogenesis.

Contact For More Information

Administrator, Academic Programs

Caroline Golach.

Caroline Golach

Senior Staff Assistant

Microbiology and Immunology

955 Main St. Room 5102B Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: (716) 829-2993


Eugene Gorzynski, PhD

Eugene Gorzynski, PhD, a former student and faculty member of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, was a popular teacher and respected researcher.

Past Recipients

  • Anna Stovall, PhD '21 (2020)
  • Jay Leipheimer, PhD '19 (2019)
  • Connie Rink, PhD ’18 (2018)
  • Lucie Kafkova, PhD ’18 (2017)
  • Lucie Kafkova, PhD ’18 (2016)
  • Richard Jin, MD/PhD ’20 (2015)
  • Megan Jones, PhD ’15 (2014)
  • Amanda Bloom, PhD ’14 (2013)
  • Emily Clementi, PhD ’13 (2012)
  • Cara Clementi, PhD ’13 (2011)
  • Robert Tyx, PhD ’12 (2010)
  • Martin Ciganda, PhD ’12 (2009)
  • Jennifer Barnas, MD/PhD ’12 (2008)
  • Kimberly M. Prohaska, PhD ’08 (2007)
  • Lori Broderick, MD/PhD ’07 (2006)