2012 Awards

Thermography-based System for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
Sheng-Jen Hsieh, Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution (Joint Appointment with Mechanical Engineering), Texas A&M
Carmen Clapp, Institute of Neurobiology, National University of Mexico (UNAM)       

Characterization of defense mechanisms in the green microalgae Botryococcus braunii
Timothy P. Devarenne, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M
Edmundo Lozoya Gloria, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, (Cinvestav IPN), Irapuato Unit  

An assessment of the potential impacts of agricultural pesticides and persistent organic pollutants on neotropical birds during migration
Miguel A. Mora, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M
Jorge A. Navarro-Alberto, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, México  

Characterization of Nano-precipitates in NiTi(Zr,Hf) High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys
Ibrahim Karaman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M
Francisco Javier Espinoza Beltrán, CINVESTAV Unidad Querétaro

Nearshore physical processes, contamination, and macroalgae and invertebrate communities in a threatened bay in Baja California, Mexico
Ayal Anis, Department of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M at Galveston
Lydia Ladah, CICESE, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Expanding native marine fish aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico: Unraveling the early development of the common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) through international collaboration
Kevin W. Conway, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M
Carlos Alfonso Alvarez González, Universidad Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco

Novel Algorithms for Quantitative Molecular Imaging with MultispectralFluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy
Javier A. Jo, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M
Daniel Ulises Campos Delgado, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

Exploring the use of endosymbiotic bacteria (genus Wolbachia) to control fruit fly pests of Anastrepha genus in Mexico
Mariana Mateos, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M
José Pablo Liedo Fernández, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR)  

What promotes species diversification in anchialine habitats?
Thomas M. Iliffe, Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M at Galveston
Fernando Alvarez, Instituto de Biología, UNAM                                                                

Special Research Program

Elucidating the pathobiology of muscular dystrophies: Regulation of intracellular Ca2+ in the Drosophila model of dystroglycanopathies
Vlad Panin, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M
Agustín Guerrero-Hernández, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, CINVESTAV

Generation of a cross-protective vaccine against Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus
Waithaka Mwangi, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M
Jesús Hernández, CIAD, A.C.