Margaret C. Etter Student Lecturer Award

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.

2018 Margaret C. Etter Student Lecturer Award Winners

Session: 3.1.1 Structural Biology of Pathogens: Cellular Interactions, Drug Resistance, and Immune Responses - 1

Jessica L. Thomaston
Structural characterization of adamantane-resistant mutants of the influenza M2 proton channel

Session: 4.1.3 Cool Structures

Raúl Castañeda
Exploring the coordination chemistry of imidoyl amidine ligands with first row transition metals

Session: 4.2.1 Regulation of Protein Function by Shape Shifting

William Thomas
A Novel Form of Allosteric Regulation in Bacillus subtilis Ribonucleotide Reductase Revealed by SAXS and Cryo-Electron Microscopy



Session: 3.2.5 Mineralogical Crystallography

Maxwell Day
A structure hierarchy for chain-, ribbon- and tube-silicate minerals: a bond topological approach

Session: 4.2.4 Powder Diffraction of Industrial and Pharmaceutical Materials

Luzia Germann
Real-time monitoring of mechanochemical formation of pharmaceutical cocrystals using synchrotron X-ray diffraction



Session: 2.1.5 Materials for a Sustainable Future

Juby Varghese
Metal-Organic Frameworks as Platforms for the Nanostructuration of Single Molecule Magnets: New Insights from HRTEM



Session: 1.1.4 Neutron and X-ray Scattering of Correlated and Quantum Materials

Stephanie Gnewuch
A Comparison of the Magnetic Structures of Candidate Ferrotoroidic Olivine Materials



Session: 2.1.5 Materials for a Sustainable Future

Matrew Logan
Systematic Isoreticular Expansion of Titanium Metal-Organic Frameworks



Session: 4.1.3 Cool Structures

Seth Cory 
Structure of the human Fe-S cluster assembly sub-complex: implications in Friedreich's ataxia and primary metabolism



Session: 4.1.4 Application of SAS to Complex Mixtures

Maxwell Watkins 
Characterizing solution dynamics of highly flexible enzymes




Session: 3.1.5 Crystallography at Extreme Conditions

Cara Vennari
High-Pressure/Temperature Behavior of the Alkali/Calcium Carbonate Shortite (Na2Ca2(CO3)3): Implications for Carbon Sequestration in the Deep Earth



Session: 3.2.1 Structural Biology of Inherited Metabolic Disorders: Personalized Biochemistry and Biophysics

Emilia C. Arturo
Single-residue variants of phenylalanine hydroxylase help to observe multiple structural isoforms that comprise the structural equilibrium