Katey Lesneski Receives AAUS Award

Katey Lesneski, Ph.D. candidate co-advised by Dr. John Finnerty and Dr. Les Kaufman, was recently selected as a runner up for the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) Foundation's 2017 Doctoral Scholarship which comes with a $1500 award. The AAUS consists of over 130 organizational members and produces consensual standards for the training... More

Billie Goolsby and Elena Newmark Honored with Marion Kramer Award

By Stacy Straaberg FinfrockSeptember 14th, 2017in Student News

Billie Goolsby (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) and Elena Newmark (Biology, Specialization in Ecology & Conservation Biology) were recently honored with the 2017/2018 Marion Kramer Award. This award is given to high-achieving female students majoring in Biology. The award was established in 2001 in honor of Dr. Marion Kramer who earned her Bachelor’s degree... More

Tim Maguire’s Research Highlighted by the Council of Graduate Schools

Ph.D. candidate, Tim Maguire, of the Fulweiler lab has been highlighted by the Council of Graduate Schools. Tim’s research investigates the effects of climate change on silica production in trees and his dissertation defense is scheduled for next week.  See more at http://cgsnet.org/gradimpact-understanding-how-climate-change-may-profoundly-impact-ecosystem

Katey Lesneski Presented Research at the Ewha-Luce International Seminar in South Korea

PhD candidate,Katey Lesneski, of the Kaufman lab recently returned from the Ewha-Luce International Seminar (ELIS) in South Korea where she presented her research on techniques she is using for long-term studies to identify colonies suitable for reef restoration. "The seminar was a great way to meet other leading women in STEM, whether they... More

Katey Lesneski Awarded Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund Grant

PhD candidate, Katey Lesneski, of the Kaufman lab was awarded a Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund Grant. These competitive grants were established to provide individual species conservation initiatives. Katey's project will focus on identifying bleaching-resistant colonies of the endangered staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, in Turneffe Atoll, Belize for conservation and restoration.

Evan Kristiansen Awarded AGA Grant

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... More