Luis’s mentor, Rui Olivera’s, memorial for Luis in 2002:
O nosso colega Luís Carneiro faleceu no dia 12 de Setembro. O Luís encontrava-se numa expedição ornitológica à Turquia e Georgia quando durante uma tempestade nas montanhas da Georgia foi atingido por um raio. O Luís encontrava-se presentemente a terminar a sua dissertação de doutoramento sobre o papel do neuropeptídeo AVT no comportamento reprodutor em espécies de peixes com tácticas alternativas de acasalamento. Como estudante pós-graduado na sua curta carreira académica foi co-autor de mais de dez publicações científicas em revistas da especialidade e apresentou comunicações em vários congressos internacionais da especialidade. Mas mais do que um jovem cientista com uma carreira promissora pela frente o Luís era um AMIGO, cuja personalidade não deixava ninguém indiferente. O seu humor e a sua atitude perante a vida faziam dele a ALMA do nosso laboratório. O grupo de trabalho não será o mesmo sem a sua presença. Mas acreditamos que para os que o conheceram ele ficará para sempre nos nossos corações (ou como ele certamente corrigiria, no nosso neocortex) como um exemplo de como a vida pode e deve ser vivida intensamente. O Luís deixa mulher (Patrícia) e uma filha (Constança) de dois anos e meio.
Our colleague, Luís Carneiro, was hit by a lightning and died during an ornithological expedition to Georgia/Turkey last Wednesday. Luís was finishing his PhD thesis on the role of AVT in the expression of alternative reproductive tactics in blenniid fish, and he had collaborated in a number of other projects going on in the lab. As a grad student he had already co-authored over 10 refereed papers and given several talks in international meetings. But more than a PhD student with a promising career, Luís was a beloved FRIEND and his humor and attitude towards life made him the soul of our lab. The lab (and in fact nothing) will ever be the same without him around. But we believe that for those of you that ever met him he will stay in our hearts (neocortex, Luís would point out) as an example of how intensively life can and should be lived. Luís leaves a wife (Patricia) and a 2 and 1/2 year old daughter (Constança).
Luis Carneiro was a wonderful and valued supporter of the J.B. Johnston Club. For many years he coordinated the publishers’ book display and subsequent give-away to his fellow graduate students. In his honor and as a memorial, beginning in 2002, the graduate student coordinator of the book display has asked for two copies of each book from the publishers and we have given away one book to the grad students while “silently” auctioning off another copy. The purpose of the auction was to raise funds in Luis’s memory to bring students from overseas to participate in the annual meeting of the J.B. Johnston Club. Starting in 2009, we were able to offer an award to a deserving student from overseas. The monetary award of $1,000 is hoped to serve as an incentive and lower the barrier to students who would otherwise not be able to attend the JBJC meeting.
The major heroes in this effort are the publishers who have and continue to donate. So, we would like to particularly thank:
Cold Spring Harbor Press
(Note: applicant must be a student from an institution outside the US & Canada.)
Major Professor/Advisor: ______________________________________________________
In 30 words or less, describe your research interests (can be separately attached): ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Include a curriculum vitae (be sure to include publications, and posters/talks at meetings and conferences) and a letter of support from your advisor with your application (see the following instructions for advisors).
Send applications to Dr. Lainy Day (email@example.com). You will receive an emailed receipt within 48 hours. Applications must arrive by July 1, 2018to be considered for the award.
Please include in your letter of recommendation the following:
Describe why you think the student is a good candidate for this award. Please highlight outstanding achievements of the candidate, such as publications or important research contributions.
Indicate the student’s research interest(s) and why their participation at JBJC would be particularly important in furthering their potential research and career opportunities.
State the lack of funds from other sources to be able to support this student’s attendance at JBJC without the award. To be honest and in the memory of Luis, we really want this award to go to students who would otherwise not be able to come to JBJC and Neuroscience if they didn’t get the award.
Requirements for the reward:
The student must be involved in current research at a university or research institute.
The university or research institute the student is travelling from must be outside of the United States of America and Canada.