Sarah Speroff of the Rotjan Lab was selected as the winner of the 2022 Denton Award for their master’s research thesis in biology titled “Stressed out in a Changed World: Investigating the Strength of the Temperate Coral Response to Acute and Chronic Anthropogenic Stress.” This award is given for excellence in scholarship and research accomplishment during a master’s thesis in the Department of Biology.

Sarah received their BA from Kenyon College where they studied Biology and Environmental Science. Prior to BU, they interned with the New England Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Education and Research team and sailed aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer as a student with the Sea Education Association. Sarah’s master’s research focused on the synergistic impacts of climate change stress on the partnership between urban corals and their algal symbionts.

Congratulations, Sarah!