Two students receive grants

Two UT Southwestern biomedical communications students have been awarded research grants from the Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences.

Lisa Wable, a second-year student, was named a Vesalian Scholar for her thesis project, "Signaling Map Template Acting as a Database Interface and Providing a Visual Explanation of Cellular Signaling Networks and Their Operative Components." She received a $1,500 grant. She is working on the project with pharmacology chairman and Nobel laureate Dr. Alfred Gilman.

Another second-year student, Ryan Carre, received $1,000 for her thesis project, "Developing a Model 3-D Animation of Embryonic Heart Development." She is working on the project with Dr. Rhonda Bassel-Duby, associate professor of molecular biology, and Dr. Eric Olson, chairman of molecular biology.

The grants were two of only four awarded in the United States. The Vesalius Trust was established by the Association of Medical Illustrators.