February 27, 2006
Four students receive Janice A. Nowell Memorial
Four students were awarded grants to support their research
this year from the Janice A. Nowell Memorial Fund. The awards
of up to $500 are given to UCSC students who use electron microscopy
in their research.
The awards honor the memory of Janice Nowell, coordinator of
the UCSC Electron Microscope Facility from 1975 until her death
in 1984. A native of England, Nowell arrived in California in
1964. After working in the School of Veterinary Medicine at
UC Davis, she came to UCSC to manage the newly consolidated
Electron Microscope Facility. At Santa Cruz, Nowell was an active
researcher, teacher, and author who was dedicated to making
electron microscopy accessible as a research and teaching tool
to the entire campus community.
"She was known for her patience, grace, and humor and
admired for her sincerity and frankness," said Jonathan
Krupp, who supervises the UCSC Microscopy and Imaging Laboratory.
Applicants for the awards are evaluated on the basis of their
academic merit, the quality of their research project, and their
incorporation of electron microscopy techniques. This year's
recipients and their projects are as follows:
Itchung Cheung, graduate student, marine sciences: "Domoic
Acid in Rock Crabs of Monterey Bay"
Julio Gomez, undergraduate, marine biology: "Adaptive
Characteristics of Fur: Transition from Terrestrial to Aquatic
Janine Ilagan, undergraduate, molecular, cell, and developmental
biology: "Analysis of Chaperonin"
Peter Lippert, graduate student, Earth sciences: "A
Biogenic Origin for Anomalous Fine-grained Magnetic Particles
at the Paleocene-Eocene Boundary at Wilson Lake, NJ: A TEM Test"
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