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Dr. Moeser Recipient of Takeda Award from American Physiological Society

Dr. Adam Moeser, assistant professor of swine health and production in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, is the recipient of the 2012 Takeda Travel Award from the Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology (GI&L) Section of the American Physiological Society.

The Takeda Travel Award is based on competitive ranking of GI&L research abstracts submitted to Experimental Biology 2012, a multidisciplinary meeting of the life sciences that will be held April 21-25 in San Diego. Dr. Moeser’s abstract was judged the top scoring abstract in the Junior faculty category.

The long-term objective of Dr. Moeser's research is to understand how intestinal diseases are impacted by psychological stress. The research that will be presented at the meeting is focused on the interaction between stress mediators and immune cell function in the gut.

As the award recipient, Dr. Moeser will receive funds to attend the conference where he will present a poster and give a talk as part of the GI&L Trainee Poster Symposium. He will also give a poster presentation as part of the Experimental Biology 2012 poster session.

The American Physiological Society (APS) fosters education, scientific research, and dissemination of information related to physiological sciences. Founded in 1887 with 28 members, the Society now has more than 10,500 members—most of whom have doctoral degrees in physiology, medicine, or other health professions.

One of 12 APS sections, the GI&L Section “promotes excellence in research in gastrointestinal and liver physiology to advance and integrate the understanding of these systems from the molecular to the organ level.”

Experimental Biology 2012 involves nearly 14,000 scientists from academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private corporations. General fields of study include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, nutrition, and pharmacology.

Posted Feb. 14, 2012