Margaret C. Etter Student Lecturer Awards 2023

Named in honor Professor Margaret C. Etter (pictured),each Scientific Interest Group (SIG) and the Canadian Division have the opportunity to invite one student to receive an award and to present a lecture in one of the sessions organized by that SIG. Selections are based upon submitted abstracts and are independent of whether the student presenter originally requested an oral or poster presentation. Award winners are determined by the elected officers of the SIGs. Students who accept the invitation will receive a monetary award of $250, which is independent of any requests for support via the ACA Travel Awards.  

We are proud to announce the following recipients of the 2023 ACA Etter Student Lecturer Awards:

Title: Design and implementation of suspended drop crystallization
Author: Cody Gillman
Sponsoring SIG: MicroED
Session: 4.2.5: Microcrystal Electron Diffraction of Proteins*
Title: Mapping of pathological inclusions in human brain tissue with Alzheimer’s disease
Author: Abdullah Al Bashit
Sponsoring SIG: Best Practices for Data Analysis & Archiving SIG 
Session: 1.2.4: Small Angle Scattering To Characterize Structurally Complex Materials*

Title: Structure of a 10-23 Deoxyribozyme Captured in a Precatalytic State
Author: Evan Cramer
Sponsoring SIG: Biological Macromolecules 
Session: 3.2.6: Structure of nucleic acid*

Title: Solution characterization of the dynamic conjugative entry exclusion protein TraG
Author: Nicholas Bragagnolo
Sponsoring SIG: Canadian Division 
Session: 4.2.2: The Future of Light Sources*

Title: Deep learning for reconstructing in situ structural landscapes from cryo-electron tomography
Author: Ellen D Zhong
Sponsoring SIG: CryoEM
Session: 2.2.4: Machine learning in cryo-EM*

Title: 3D Flexible Refinement: Determining Structure and Motion of Flexible Proteins from Cryo-EM
Author: Ali Punjani
Sponsoring SIG: Industrial SIG 
Session: 2.2.4: Machine learning in cryo-EM*

Title: Micro-structured polymer fixed-targets (MISP-chips) for serial crystallography at synchrotrons and XFELs
Author: Melissa Carrillo
Sponsoring SIG: Light Sources 
Session: 2.2.5: Serial Crystallography*

Title: Metal Oxygen Bond Anisotropy and Size Effects Scattering in V1-xMxO2 (M = Nb, Mo)
Author: Jacob Phillips
Sponsoring SIG: Materials 
Session: 3.1.1: Total Scattering: Applications and advances in complex materials*

Title: Coupling of charge density wave to a spin cycloid in topological semimetal NdSbxTe2−x−δ
Author: Tyger Salters
Sponsoring SIG: Neutron Scattering 
Session: 4.1.6: Magnetism, symmetry, and electronic correlations in topological materials and other quantum systems*

Title: A Snowball Effect of Opening Doors and Offering Sustained Support for Early Career Scientists
Author: Lindsey Backman
Sponsoring SIG: Powder 
Session: 2.1.5: DEI: expanding access & opportunities in structural science*

Title: Think, Pair, Share: Insight into Electronic Structure from Single Crystal Structures of Redox-Active Ligands
Author: Sophie Anferov
Sponsoring SIG: Service 
Session: 2.2.1: Cool Structures II*

Title: Redefining the characterization paradigm of RNA lipid nanoparticles
Author: Sarah J Shepherd
Sponsoring SIG: SAS
Session: 4.1.2: SAS in Vaccines and Drug Delivery Systems*

Title: Synthesis and Structural investigation of novel Barium Molybdenum Hollandite structures
Author: Eslam E Elbakry
Sponsoring SIG: Small Molecule 
Session: 1.2.1: Exploring structure through complex modeling of multimodal experiments*

Title: Redox-coupled structural distortions in quasi-1-dimentional Au2MP2
Author: Scott Lee
Sponsoring SIG: Young Scientist Interest Group 

Session: 2.1.1: Cool Structures I*

*The sessions listed are tentative and subject to the scheduling of session chairs. Definitive sessions will be posted after the final schedule is confirmed.