The Collaborative Awards consist of both a Shared Prize and a Translational Prize. This award was originally sponsored by the BioScience Research Collaborative Fund and began in 2012.
The BRC Collaborative $1000 Shared Prize is designed to identify and showcase collaborative teams between Rice University and a TMC Institution whereby one graduate student or postdoctoral fellow is from Rice and another graduate student or postdoctoral fellow is from a collaborating TMC Institution. The selected student and postdoctoral team should have published a high impace scientific research paper. The impact factor of the journal is taken into consideration during award selection. Students and postdocs are nominated by their advisors who submit for award consideration the full-text publication that had been published or accepted for publication during the nomination year. Recipients are listed below.
Marco Santoro and Salah-Eddine Lamhamedi-Cherradi have been awarded this 2015 BRC Collaborative $1000 Shared Prize for their publication: Marco Santoro, Salah-Eddine Lamhamedi-Cherradi, Brian A. Menegaz, Joseph A. Ludwig, and Antonios G. Mikos, "Flow perfusion effects on three-dimensional culture and drug sensitivity of Ewing sarcoma," PNAS, 2015; 112: 10304.
Lifeng Yang and Tyler Moss have been awarded this 2014 BRC Collaborative $1000 Shared Prize for their publication: Lifeng Yang, Tyler Moss, Lingegowda S. Mangala, Juan Marini, Hongyun Zhao, Stephen Wahlig, Guillermo Armaiz-Pena, Dahai Jiang, Abhinav Achreja, Julia Win, Rajesha Roopaimoole, Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo, Imelda Mercado-Uribe, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, Jinsong Liu, Takashi Tsukamoto, Anil K. Sood, Prahlad T. Ram, and Deepak Nagrath, "Metabolic shifts toward glutamine regulates tumor growth, invasion and bioenergetics in ovarian cancer," Molecular Systems Biology, 2014; 10:728.
Eliza Fong and Salah-Eddine Lamhamedi-Cherradi have been awarded this 2013 BRC Collaborative $1000 Shared Prize for their publication: Eliza Li Shan Fong, Salah-Eddine Lamhamedi-Cherradi, Emily Burdett, Vandhana Ramamoorthy, Alexander J. Lazar, F. Kurtis Kasper, Mary C. Farach-Carson, Deeksha Vishwamitra, Elizabeth G. Demicco, Brian A. Menegaz, Hesham M. Amin, Antonios G. Mikos, and Joseph A. Ludwig, "Modeling Ewing sarcoma tumors in vitro with 3D scaffolds," PNAS, 2013.
Jatin Narula and Seram N. Devi were awarded for their publication: Narula, J., Devi, S., Fujita, M., Igoshin, O. “Ultrasensitivity of the Bacillus subtilis sporulation decision” PNAS, 2012, 20196.
The BRC Collaborative $500 Translational Prize is intended for a graduate student from Rice who has published as a first author with a TMC institutional co-author in a translational biosciences article. Graduate students should be nominated by their advisor and translational in this context means the work is designed to lead to a new clinical device, diagnostic, or therapeutic agent. The nominating advisor submits the full-text publication that had been published or accepted for publication during the nomination year. Recipients are listed below.
Errol Samuel has been awarded this 2015 BRC Collaborative $500 Translational Prize for his publication: Errol G. Samuel, Daniela C. Marcano, Vladimir Berka, Brittany R. Bitner, Gang Wu, Austin Potter, Roderic H. Fabian, Robia G. Pautler, Thomas A. Kent, Ah-Lim Tsai, and James Tour, "Highly efficient conversion of superoxide to oxygen using hydrophilic carbon clusters," PNAS, 2015; 112: 2343.
Ayrat Gizzatov has been awarded this 2014 BRC Collaborative $500 Translational Prize for his publication: Ayrat Gizzatov, Jaehong Key, Santosh Aryal, Jeyarama Ananta, Antonio Cervadoro, Anna Lisa Palange, Matteo Fasano, Cinzia Stigliano, Meng Zhong, Daniele Di Mascolo, Adem Guven, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari, Xuewu Liu, Mauro Ferrari, Lon J. Wilson, and Paolo Decuzzi, "Hierarchically Structured Magnetic Nanoconstructs with Enhanced Relaxivity and Cooperative Tumor Accumulation," Adv. Funct. Mater, 2014, 24, 4584-4594.
Meaghan Bond has been awarded this 2013 BRC Collaborative $500 Translational Prize for her publication: Meaghan Bond, Carlos Elguea, Jasper S. Yan, Michal Pawlowski, Jessica Williams, Amer Wahed, Maria Oden, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk and Rebecca Richards-Kortum, "Chromatography paper as a low-cost medium for accurate spectrophotometric assessment of blood hemoglobin concentration," Lap Chip, 2013, 13, 2381.
Jan Zimak was awarded for his publication: Zimak, J., Schweller, R.M., Duose, D.Y., Hittelman, W.N., Diehl, M.R. “Programming in situ immunofluorescence intensities through interchangeable reactions of dynamic DNA complexes” ChemBioChem, 2012, 2722.