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PhD candidate, Evan Kristiansen, of the Mullen lab was recently awarded a $10,000 American Genetic Association (AGA) grant for his research linking genomic patterns of divergence and introgression across a butterfly hybrid zone. Evan was one of 6 recipients to receive this award out of 74 applicants. He will be completing research during the fall and spring with Limenitis butterflies from the Western United States and working to characterize the forces that maintain the western hybrid zone between Limenitis lorquini and Limenitis weidemeyerii.