News at Medicine - June 2014 - Travel award for PhD student

Travel award for PhD student
June 4, 2014
PhD student Yue (Toby) Ma has won another prestigious award based on his research work in the laboratory of his supervisor, Dr. Christopher Kovacs, professor of medicine (endocrinology). He is a winner of an international competition to receive an American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Young Investigator Award.
Yue Ma recently received a New Investigator Award (value 750 euros) from the European Calcified Tissue Society. This highly-ranked abstract has been selected for an oral presentation, at the European Calcified Tissue Society meeting to be held in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in May 2014. The authors and title of the abstract are as follows: Ma Y, Kirby BJ, Kovacs CS. Study of Hyp or Phex null male fetuses reveals that 8-fold increased FGF23 does not alter fetal-placental phosphorus homeostasis or prenatal bone formation and mineralization.
This will cover his expenses to attend the European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) PhD Training Course at St. Catherine's College in Oxford, United Kingdom on June 27-30, 2014.