The Dean Franklin Young Investigator Award was established by Data Sciences International (DSI) in recognition of Franklin’s role in the development of instrumentation to monitor physiological function in conscious research animals and humans. Concepts originally formulated by Dean Franklin continue to serve as the inspiration behind many of DSI’s most technologically advanced physiological monitoring systems developed for today’s nonclinical research. The intent of the award is to recognize a post-doctoral scientist or junior faculty member who is pursuing in vivo physiology research and is in the process of establishing an independent laboratory.
The award recipient receives a travel award of $1,500 to attend the annual Experimental Biology meeting to present their work and a DSI instrumentation starter kit (approximate value: $20,000). A certificate is presented to the award recipient at the APS Business Meeting held at the Experimental Biology meeting. Application details and additional information can be found on the APS website.
Eric Belin de Chantemèle, Ph.D., Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA
Research Interests: Understanding how metabolic dysfunctions, particularly obesity, affect the cardiovascular system to trigger hypertension.
Colin Young, Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2013 Jennifer Sasser, Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson MS
Research Interests: Determining factors that lead to kidney disease during hypertension (high blood pressure) and identifying new targets for the treatment of these diseases.
2012 (Inaugural Year)
Richard Wainford, Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Research Interests: Central neural control of fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and blood pressure regulation.