Supporting Scientists in Virtual Times: 2020 – 2021 CBR Travel Awards

Over the years, with the support of Travel Awards provided by the Centre for Blood Research (CBR), numerous Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Associates and graduate trainees have had the opportunity to attend scientific conferences and further their professional development.

Although many conferences are now virtual, the CBR was nonetheless pleased to provide up to $500 to award recipients, who will attend and present at such events throughout the year. Following their conference attendance, recipients will share their experiences through short reflection blogs on the CBR website, which delve into their educational experiences and key takeaways.

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Travel Award recipients!


Dr. Alison McAfee
Dr. Alison McAfee

Postdoctoral Fellow, Foster Lab
Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting

Amy Wong Strilchuk

PhD Candidate, Kastrup Lab
62nd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition

Dr. Hashem Etayash

Postdoctoral Fellow, Hancock Lab
Antimicrobial Peptides, Gordon Research Conference

Sreeparna Vappala

PhD Candidate, Kizhakkedathu Lab
International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) 2021