Bianca Quade and Mark Parker.

Bianca Quade, a physiology doctoral program student mentored by Mark D. Parker, PhD, right, has been honored by the American Physiological Society for her research on pH balancing mechanisms in the cornea.

Physiology Doctoral Student Recognized for Her Research

Published May 2, 2019

story by dirk hoffman

The Cell and Molecular Physiology Section of the American Physiological Society has honored a research poster presentation by Bianca Quade, a graduate student in the physiology doctoral program.

Her project — which focused on the properties of acid-base balancing mechanisms in the cornea of the eye — earned a Robert Gunn Student Award at the 2019 Experimental Biology meeting April 8 in Orlando, Florida.

An expert panel at the meeting judged student poster presentations. Quade was one of three graduate students to win a $500 prize, plus reimbursement of her registration fee.

Quade is a student in the laboratory of Mark D. Parker, PhD, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics.