2010 Awards

An Assessment of Mercury Contamination in Fish and Wildlife of Lake Chapala: Implications for Human and Environmental Health
Miguel A. Mora, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M
Dioselina Álvarez Bernal, Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigación para el Desarrollo Regional (CIIDIR)

Use of Molecular Genetics to Characterize Population-genetic Differences Between Long-fin Amberjack from Hawaii and Mexico
John R. Gold, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M
Ricardo Vazquez Juarez, Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas del Noroeste (CIBNOR)

A Preliminary Health Assessment of Cultured Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Thunnus orientalis
William H. Neill, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M
Felipe Ascencio Valle, Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas del Noroeste (CIBNOR)

Hydrodynamics of a High-Altitude Tropical Crater-Lake Ecosystem
Ayal Anis, Department of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M
Anatoliy Filonov, Universidad de Guadalajara (UCG):

Fatty Acid-CoA Ligase (ACL) as a Novel Drug Target in Giardia intestinalis
Guan Zhu, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M
Guadalupe Ortega Pierres, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politenico Nacional (CINVESTAV)

Converting Tuna By-products Into Value Added Ingredients and Products
Robert R. Stickney, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M
Maria Teresa Viana Castrillon, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (UABC):

Prevalence and Characterization of Hantaviruses and Arenaviruses in Wild and Peridomestic Settings of Northeastern Mexico
Thomas E. Lacher, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M
Iván Castro-Arellano, Instituto Tecnologico de Ciudad Victoria

Enterosorbent Applications to Reduce Food-borne Exposure to Mercury and Aflatoxins in Cultured Fish
Timothy D. Phillips, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M
Roberto Civera, Centro de Investigacion es Biológicas del Noroeste (CIBNOR):

Origin and Role in Exchange Bias of Uncompensated Magnetization in Antiferromagnets
Igor V. Roshchin, Physics and Materials Science and Engineering Program, Texas A&M
Aldo Humberto Romero Castro, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politenico Nacional (CINVESTAV)

Development of Packaging Designs to Facilitate Adoption of E-Beam Irradiation of Fresh Cut Produce and Fruits
Suresh D. Pillai, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Poultry, Texas A&M
Jesús Leobardo Valenzuela García, Universidad de Sonora (USON)

Impact of US-Mexico Border Transport of Ozone and its Precursors on Attainment of the Proposed 2010 NAAQS
Renyi Zhang, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M
Gilberto Velazquez Angulo, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez (UACJ)

Generation of a Cross-protective Vaccine Against Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus

Waithaka Mwangi, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M
Jesús Hernández, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C. (CIAD)

Characterization of New Transport Molecules that Function in the Unconventional Transport and Secretion of the Rotavirus Enterotoxin, NSP4
Judith M. Ball, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Texas A&M
Susana Lopez, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Assessment of Health Literacy for Improved Diabetes Self-Management and Outcomes: A Bi-National Comparison of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans
Ranjita Misra, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M
Roxana Valdes Ramos, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de México (UAEMEX)

Sustainable Practices in Heritage Urban Centers: Strategies for Rehabilitation and Energy Efficiency in Historic and Vernacular Buildings
Robert Warden, College of Architecture, Texas A&M
Abel Hernandez-Guerrero, Universidad de Guanajuato (UGTO)

Next Generation Heterogeneous Wireless Access Networks: Supporting Mobility, Security, and Roaming
Alex Sprintson, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M
Javier Gomez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

Modeling and Analysis of Interdependent Cyber-Physical Systems with Applications to Power Grids
Chanan Singh, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M
Ernesto Vasquez Martinez, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL)

Isotope Effects and the Mechanism of the Baeyer-Villiger and Related Oxidation Reactions in Water
Daniel A. Singleton, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M
Juan Raul Alvarez-Idaboy, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)