Travel Awards

At least once per year the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics will present highly meritorious Ph.D. students with a travel award to attend a microbiology/immunology/virology conference. Starting in 2017 “matching” travel awards will be presented to students who have applied for and received a travel award to attend and present at a conference.

In order to be considered for a travel award all applications must be complete and meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a UTHSCSA graduate student in the Molecular Immunology and Microbiology Discipline.
  • Must be a UTHSCSA graduate student in good standing.
  • Must be attending one of the following conferences: American Association of Immunologist (AAI), American Society for Virology (ASV), or the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

An application will not be considered complete until all portions of the application have been submitted. To apply please submit all of the following documentation to:
Amber Yuker,, 210.567.3952.

  • Cover letter explaining why you want to attend the conference. Please state if you submitted an abstract and/or have received a travel award from the meeting sponsor or from an outside institution/organization.
  • Application Form. Click to download [pdf]
  • Most updated Biosketch.
  • Unofficial Transcript.

The deadline for the 2019 Travel Awards is Friday, March 1st, 2019 by 5:00 PM.

Read more information on our Molecular Immunology & Microbiology (MIM) Discipline of the IBMS website.

2016 Travel Award Recipients

  • Helia Sanchez
    Mentor-Dr. Casali, Heather Menzie 2nd Year Graduate Student Award
  • Veronica Oregon-Perko
    Mentor-Dr. Giavedoni, 3rd Year Graduate Student
  • Sabrina Martinez-Anz
    Mentor-Dr. Kadosh, 5th Year Graduate Student
  • Tian Shen
    Mentor-Dr. Casali, Xiangya Medical Student Research Exchange

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