American Society of Andrology.

Trainee Merit Award

Sponsored by the American Society of Andrology

Description and Selection

These awards are conferred upon those individuals qualified to be Trainee Members of the Society who, in the judgment of the Awards Committee, have presented meritorious original laboratory or clinical research reports at the Annual Meeting. The awards shall be presented at the Annual Meeting when appropriate individuals are identified.

Award Recipients
  • 2016 Manjunatha Nanjappa, PhD
    RECEPTOR ALPHA LEADS TO SPERM ABNORMALITIES, DECREASED SPERM MOTILITY AND VIABILITY, AND PROGRESSIVE INFERTILITY IN MALE MICE
  • 2016 Amin Herati, MD
    IFT140 IS A NOVEL CANDIDATE GENE FOR IMPAIRED SPERMATOGENESIS: IDENTIFICATION BY WHOLE EXOME SEQUENCING AND VALIDATION WITH SANGER SEQUENCING
  • 2016 Summer Goodson, PhD
    CASANOVA: A MULTICLASS SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINE MODEL FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF HUMAN SPERM MOTILITY PATTERNS
  • 2016 Mahmoud Aarabi, MD, PhD
    HIGH DOSE FOLIC ACID SUPPLEMENTATION AND METHYLENETETRAHYDROFOLATE REDUCTASE HAPLOINSUFFICIENCY RESULT IN HYPOMETHYLATION OF THE SPERM DNA METHYLOME IN MICE
  • 2015 Brett Nixon
    THE IMPACT OF OXIDATIVE STRESS ON CHAPERONE-MEDIATED HUMAN SPERM-EGG INTERACTION
  • 2015 Mickael Di-Luoffo, MSc
    MEF2 AND COUP-TFII COOPERATE TO REGULATE AKR1C14 GENE EXPRESSION IN MOUSE MA-10 LEYDIG
  • 2015 Ross Anderson, Md, McR
    DO FAMILY MEMBERS OF INFERTILE MEN HAVE AN INCREASED RISK OF CANCER?
  • 2015 Mahmound Aarabi, MD, PhD
    IMPACT OF HIGH DOSE FOLATE SUPPLEMENTATION ON THE HUMAN AND MOUSE SPERM EPIGENOME
  • 2014 Keith Siklenka
    KDM1A OVEREXPRESSION IN MOUSE TESTES ALTERS THE EPIGENETIC LAND SCAPE OF SPERM HISTONES AND IS IMPLICATED IN TRANSGENERATIONAL INHERITANCE
  • 2014 Clotilde Maurice
    PRENATAL EXPOSURE TO AN ENVIRONMENTALLY-RELEVANT CONTAMINANT MIXTURE ALTERS THE EPIGENOME OF FATHERS, DECREASES THEIR FERTILITY AND THE HEALTH OF THEIR SONS IN A RAT MODEL
  • 2014 Jason Kovac
    A MICROARRY ANALYSIS OF UNIQUE GENES FOUND IN MEN WITH NON-OBSTRUCTIVE AZOOSPERMIA (NOA) AND VARICOCELES
  • 2014 Mickael Di-Luoffo
    THE TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR MEF2 IS A NOVEL REGULATOR OF GSTA1 EXPRESSION IN MA-10 LEY-DIG CELLS
  • 2013 Erick Silva
    ADRENALECTOMY AND DEXAMETHASONE TREATMENT INDUCED CHANGES IN TESTICULAR MORPHOLOGY AND SPERM PARAMETERS IN ADULT RATS
  • 2013 Mayra Miranda Rodrigues
    LATE REPRODUCTIVE ANALYSIS OF MALE RAT OFFSPRING EXPOSED TO NICOTINE DURING PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
  • 2013 Shu Ly Lim
    FUNCTION OF HEN1 IN THE STABILIZATION OF PIRNAS DURING MAMMALIAN SPERMATOGENESIS AND MALE FERTILITY
  • 2013 Linnea Anderson
    MOLECULAR ALTERATIONS IN SPERM ARE SENSITIVE INDICATORS OF TESTICULAR DYSFUNCTION
  • 2012 Elizabeth Snyder
    CODING REGION AND 3’ UTR RNA EDITING IN THE TESTIS
  • 2012 Edward Nguyen
    CHARACTERIZATION OF A NOVEL TESTIS-SPECIFIC PROTEIN LOCALIZED TO THE GOLGI/ACROSOME OF POST-MEIOTIC GERM CELLS
  • 2012 Matthew Marcello
    TESTIS-SPECIFIC SERINE/THREONINE KINASE (TSSK) FUNCTION IS NECESSARY FOR SPERMIOGENESIS IN CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS
  • 2012 Steven Mansell
    IDENTIFICATION OF A VOLTAGE ACTIVATED K+ CHANNEL IN HUMAN SPERMATOZOA BY WHOLE CELL PATCH CLAMPING
  • 2011 Jun Zhang
    ESSENTIAL ROLE OF RAC1 IN SERTOLI CELL MEDIATED CLEARANCE OF APOPTOTIC GERM CELLS AND NORMAL SPERMATOGENESIS
  • 2011 Raifish Mendoza
    THE NUCLEAR RECEPTOR COUP-TFII ACTIVATES STAR GENE TRANSCRIPTION IN COOPERATION WITH CAMKI IN LEYDIG CELLS
  • 2011 Adam Koppers
    ION CHANNEL REGULATION BY CRISP4 IN MOUSE SPERMATOZOA, IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ACROSOME REACTION
  • 2011 Carolina Jorgez
    FINDING THE GENETIC CAUSE OF BLADDER EPISPADIAS-ESTROPHY-COMPLEX (BEEC)
  • 2010 Matthew Marcello
    FERTILIZATION DEFECTS IN SPERM FROM TYROSYLPROTEIN SULFOTRANSFERASE 2 (TPST2)-DEFICIENT MICE ARE LINKED WITH ABNORMALITIES IN A DISINTEGRIN AND A METALLOPROTEASE (ADAM) PROTEINS AND NOT ABNORMALITIES IN IZUMO
  • 2010 Carolina Jorgez
    ROLE OF GHRELIN AND LEPTIN IN MALE REPRODUCTION
  • 2010 Yue Jia
    EFFECT OF INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR BINDING PROTEIN-3 (IGFBP-3) REPLACEMENT ON GONADOTROPIN REALEASING HORMONE-ANTAGONIST (GNRH-A) INDUCED MALE GERM CELL APOPTOSIS IN IGFBP-3 KNOCKOUT MICE
  • 2010 Shuo Han
    IDENTIFICATION OF COPY NUMBER VARIANTS ASSOCIATED TO GENITOURINARY BIRTH DEFECTS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NOVEL KEY GENES IN HUMAN GENITAL DEVELOPMENT
  • 2009 Bingfang Xu
    PERK/DUSP6 HAVE REGULATORY ROLES IN ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING THE INITIAL SEGMENT OF THE EPIDIDYMIS
  • 2009 Xuejiang Guo
    PROTEOMIC ANALYSIS OF PROTEINS INVOLVING IN SPERMIOGENESIS IN MOUSE
  • 2009 Vinali Dias
    ACTIVIN SIGNALLING MODULATORS IN NORMAL, GONADOTROPIN-DEPRIVED, AND NEOPLASTIC HUMAN TESTIS
  • 2009 Mariano Buffone
    FUNCTIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF CLEAVAGE, DISSOCIATION, AND EXOCYTOTIC RELEASE OF ZP3R/SP56 FROM THE MOUSE SPERM ACROSOMAL MATRIX
  • 2008 Chun Zhao
    THE ROLE OF TRANSLATION BY MITOCHONDRIAL-TYPE RIBOSOMES DURING SPERM CAPACITATION: AN ANALYSIS BASED ON A PROTEOMIC APPROACH
  • 2008 Matthew Marcello
    CONTRIBUTIONS OF TYROSINE O-SULFATION TO MALE INFERTILITY AND SPERM FUNCTION IN FERTILIZATION
  • 2008 Evemie Dube
    DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN EPIDIDYMAL CELL LINES TO STUDY THE ROLE OF TIGHT JUNCTIONS AND GENE EXPRESSION IN MALE INFERTILITY
  • 2008 Trinity Bivalaqua
    SILDENAFIL CITRATE INHIBITS SUPEROXIDE FORMATION AND RESTORES ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION IN A MOUSE MODEL OF SECOND-HAND SMOKE INDUCED ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • 2007 Matthew Marcello
    ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE OF INPP5B IN SPERM FUNCTION AND MALE INFERTILITY
  • 2007 Yue Jia
    ROLE OF JNK IN TESTICULAR CELLS AFTER HYPERTHERMIA AND/OR INSTRATESTICULAR TESTOSTERONE DEPRIVATION TREATMENTS IN ADULT CYNOMOLGUS MONKEYS
  • 2007 Zaohua Huang
    MULTIPLE STEPS IN THE FERTILIZATION CASCADE ARE IMPAIRED WHEN SPERM GLYCOLYSIS IS DISRUPTED
  • 2007 Evemie Dube
    GENE EXPRESSION PROFILE OF THE HUMAN EPIDIDYMIS AS A TOOL TO UNDERSTAND THE HUMAN BLOOD-EPIDIDYMAL BARRIER AND SPERM MATURATION
  • 2006 Amelie Tetu
    IN VIVO AND IN VITRO CHARACTERIZATION OF THE GATA4 GENE PROMOTER DURING TESTIS DEVELOPMENT AND IN MULTIPLE GONADAL CELL LINES
  • 2006 Polina Danshina
    MALE FERTILITY AND SPERM FUNCTION ARE SEVERELY IMPAIRED IN MICE LACKING PHOSPHOGLYCERATE KINASE-2
  • 2006 Alexis Codrington
    CHRONIC CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE EXPOSURE ALTERS THE PROFILE OF SPERM NUCLEAR MATRIX PROTEINS
  • 2006 Tara Barton
    DNA DAMAGE RECOGNITION BY HISTONE H2AX PHOSPHORYLATION IN RAT ZYGOTIC PRONUCLEI FOLLOWING CHRONIC PATERNAL CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE EXPOSURE
  • 2005 Zhibing Zhang
    DISSECTING THE AXONEME INERACTOME: THE MAMMALIAN ORTHOLOGUE OF CHLAMYDOMONAS PF6 INTERACTS WITH SPAG6, THE MAMMALIAN ORTHOLOGUE OF CHLAMYDOMONAS PF16
  • 2005 Peter Liu
    CORRELATING ANDROGEN AND ESTROGEN STEROID RECEPTOR EXPRESSION WITH CORONARY CALCIFICATION AND ATHEROSCLEROSIS IN MEN WITHOUT KNOWN CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
  • 2005 Hannah Galantino-Homer
    BETA-CYCLODEXTRIN PLUS CHOLESTEROL PROTECTS PORCINE SPERM FROM THE EFFECTS OF COLD SHOCK
  • 2005 Mark Baker
    IDENTIFICATION OF PP60C-SRC AS THE ENZYME RESPONSIBLE FOR TYROSINE PHOSPHORYLATION AND CONSEQUENT HYPERACTIVATION DURING MOUSE SPERM CAPACITATION
  • 2004 Sarah Netzel-Arnett
    ON THE BIOLOGICAL FUNCTION OF TESTISIN: A MEMBRANE SERINE PROTEASE EXPRESSED SPECIFICALLY DURING SPERMATOGENESIS
  • 2004 Kirk Lo
    DE NOVO TESTOSTERONE PRODUCTION AFTER TRANSPLANTATION OF LEYDIG STEM CELLS
  • 2004 Denise Holsberger
    CELL CYCLE INHIBITORS P27KIP1 AND P21KIP1 REGULATE SERTOLI CELL PROLIFERATION
  • 2004 Laura Braydich-Stolle
    SIGNALING PATHWAYS INDUCED BY GLIAL CELL LINE-DERIVED NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR (GDNF) IN SPERMATOGONIAL STEM CELLS: ROLE OF SRC KINASE
  • 2003 Steve Tardiff
    GENOMIC BASIS OF INTER- AND INTRA-SPECIES VARIATION IN ZONADHESIN DOMAIN STRUCTURE
  • 2003 Alexis Codrington
    HIGH SUSCEPTIBILITY OF MID-SPERMIOGENESIS GERM CELLS TO CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE-INDUCED DNA DAMAGE
  • 2003 Haitham Badran
    ANALYSIS OF THE MAPK PATHWAYS IN THE PROSTATE OF PROSAPOSIN-KNOCKOUT MICE
  • 2002 Yuji Maeda
    INHIBITION OF SPERM PRODUCTION IN MICE BY ANNEXIN V MICROINJECTED INTO SEMINIFEROUS TUBULES: A POSSIBLE ETIOLOGY OF PHGOCYTIC CLEARANCE OF APOPTOTIC SPERMATOGENIC CELLS AND MALE INFERTILITY
  • 2002 Kathryn Jervis
    CALORIC RESTRICTION AFFECTS GENE EXPRESSION IN THE EPIDIDYMIS OF THE BROWN NORWAY RAT
  • 2002 Ian Fowler
    SEMEN QUALITY OF SPERM DONORS IN LOS ANGELES AND PALO ALTO: EFFECTS OF TIME, TEMPERATURE, AND LOCATION
  • 2002 Johanna Barthelemy
    IN UTERO EXPOSURE TO TRIBUTYLTIN ALTERS CELLULAR JUNCTIONS IN ADULT RAT VENTRAL PROSTATE
  • 2001 Isabelle Therien
    ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CAPACITATING FACTOR (GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS) FROM THE BOVINE FOLLICULAR FLUID
  • 2001 Lixin Feng
    TELOMERASE IMMORTALIZED SPERMATOGONIAL CELL LINES
  • 2001 Mohamed A. Bedaiwy
    NOVEL SEMEN QUALITY SCORES CAN PREDICT PREGANCY IN PATIENTS WITH MALE FACTOR INFERTILITY UNDERGOING INTRAUTERINE INSEMENATION
  • 2001 Ebtesam N. Attaya
    IDENTIFICATION OF CKS2 AS A BINDING SUBUNIT OF THE MEIOTIC CDK2 ISOFORM, CDK2B
  • 2001 Sero Andonian
    VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR (VEGF) EXPRESSION FROM NEUROENDOCRINE (NE) CELLS IS ASSOCIATED WITH INVASIVE PHENOTYPE AND PATHOLOGIC STAGE RATHER THAN MICROVESSEL DENSITY (MVD) IN PROSTATE CANCER (PCA)
  • 2000 Venkatraman Sriraman
    INHIBITION OF TESTOSTERONE PRODUCTION IN ADULT RAT LEYDIG CELLS AFTER ADMINISTRATION OF MÜLLERIAN INHIBITING SUBSTANCE IN VIVO
  • 2000 Sadhana A. Samant
    MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF DNAHC8, A GENE CONTROLLING SPERM TAIL ASSEMBLY AND SPERM MOTILITY
  • 2000 Eric Legault
    CLONING OF THE RAT GATA-4 GENE PROMOTER AND CHARACTERIZATION OF 5' REGULATORY ELEMENTS REQUIRED FOR SERTOLI CELL-SPECIFIC EXPRESSION
  • 2000 Stephane Lefrancois
    CHARACTERIZATION OF A NEW LYSOSOMAL TARGETING SIGNAL AND INVOLVEMENT OF SPHINGOMYELIN FOR THE TRANSPORT OF PROSAPOSIN TO THE LYSOSOMES
  • 2000 H. Habermann
    CONNEXIN 43 1 AND CONNEXIN 32 1 ONTOGENY IN THE RAT PROSTATE AND EFFECTS OF NEONATAL ESTROGEN EXPOSURE
  • 1999 Emma Kristine Steele
    THE EFFECTS OF CRYOPRESERVATION ON TESTICULAR SPERM DNA
  • 1999 Donnie M. Simmons
    MEIOTIC EXPRESSION OF CDK2BETA, A CDK2 SPLICE VARIANT, IN THE MALE MOUSE
  • 1999 Cynthia Christian
    ABSENCE OF TRANSITIONAL PROTEIN 1 REDUCES FERTILITY IN MICE
  • 1999 Hewa B.S. Ariyaratne
    INITIATION OF ADULT LEYDIG CELL DIFFERENTIATION IN THE PREPUBERTAL RAT TESTIS IS NOT DEPENDENT ON LUTEINIZING HORMONE (LH)
  • 1999 Sero Andonian
    IMMUNOCYTOCHEMICAL LOCALIZATION OF SECRETORY PROTEINS, LYSOSOMAL ENZYMES AND ENDOCYTIC RECEPTORS IN THE CAUDA EPIDIDYMIDIS AND VAS DEFERENS OF ADULT RATS
  • 1998 Lance Walsh
    THE PESTICIDE LINDANE INHIBITS STEROIDOGENESIS ACUTE REGULATORY (STAR) PROTEIN IN MOUSE MA-10 LEYDIG CELLS
  • 1998 Gayle Sutton
    EXPRESSION OF THE NOVEL CRES GENE IN THE ANTERIOR PITUITARY GONADOTROPES
  • 1998 Yanhe Lue
    P53-DEFICIENCY SUPPRESSES GERM CELL APOPTOSIS AND STIMULATES CELLULAR PROLIFERATION IN VIVO
  • 1998 Janice P. Evans
    ROLES OF THE DISINTEGRIN DOMAINS OF THE SPERM PROTEINS FERTILIN ALPHA AND BETA IN FERTILIZATION
  • 1998 Tonia Doerksen
    DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF MALE GERM CELL EXPOSURE TO THE HYPOMETHYLATING DRUG, 5-AZACYTIDINE IN RAT AND MOUSE MODELS
  • 1997 Andrea Wagenfeld
    EPIDIDYMAL PROTEIN PATTERN IN INFERTILE ORNIDAZOLE TREATED RATS
  • 1997 Jennifer McGaughy
    EXPRESSION OF CYCLIN H AND CYCLIN-DEPENDENT KINASE 7 IN THE MOUSE TESTIS
  • 1997 Yauhe Lue
    STAGE-SPECIFIC LOSS OF GERM CELLS IN THE RAT AFTER A SINGLE HEAT EXPOSURE OCCURS BY APOPTOSIS
  • 1997 Renshan Ge
    IDENTIFICATION OF TWO KINETICALLY DISTINCT ACTIVITIES OF 11ß-HYDROXYSTEROID DEHYDROGENASE IN RAT LEYDIG CELLS
  • 1997 Tonia Doerksen
    5-AZACYTIDINE TREATMENT INITIATED DURING MEIOTIC DEVELOPMENT OF MALE GERM CELLS RESULTS IN ABNORMAL EMBRYO DEVELOPMENT