Student Awarded by the American Physiological Society

Kristen Solocinski, Doctoral Graduate Student

Kristen Solocinski, Ph.D. Graduate Student in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was selected to receive an American Physiological Society (APS) Caroline tum Suden/Frances Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award and presented her research at the 2017 Experimental Biology meeting in Chicago, April 22-26.  Her abstract is entitled, “Sex-Dependent Regulation of Blood Pressure by the Circadian Clock Protein Per1.”

Solocinski, conducting her research in Dr. Michelle Gumz’s laboratory, was among 36 men and women selected from over 100 applicants.

This award, which carries a $500 prize and complimentary registration for the Experimental Biology conference, is a tribute to the role of Dr. Caroline tum Suden and Dr. Hellebrandt’s commitment to physiological

Kristen Solocinski, Doctoral Graduate Student, and Lauren Douma, Ph.D., former biochemistry graduate student, presenting their poster at this year’s Experimental Biology meeting.

research and the advancement of women in science.  Tum Suden (1900-1976) did much of her early research on the function of the adrenal gland. Frances A. Hellebrandt (1901-1992) was a pioneer in exercise physiology and rehabilitation and served on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Physiology published by APS.

The American Physiological Society (APS) is a nonprofit devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences. The Society was founded in 1887 with 28 members and now has over 10,500 members. Most members have doctoral degrees in physiology and/or medicine.