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Graduate student news

Erin Treiber, (PBS) advised by George Weiblen, received the Phinney Fellowship for one semester for the upcoming year.

Mohamed Yakub, (PBS) advised by Peter Tiffin, received the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships.

Johnathon Fankhauser, (PBS) advised by Mike Travisano, received a Student Delegate Award and Workshop invitation, 7th International Association of lichenology symposium (IAL7): Bankok, Thailand and Graphidacease workshop, Tarat, Thailand.

Johnathon Fankhauser, (PBS) is a Walter M. Fitch Award Finalist, invited to speak at the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution meeting in Dublin, Ireland. Title: Decoding the genomic and transcriptional changes underlying the transition to multicellularity in experimentally-evolved Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Kevin Dorn, (PBS) advised by David Marks, received the North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee ‘Early Career Scientist Travel Award’ to attend the International Conference on Arabidopsis Research 2013 (Sydney, Australia)

Zhou Fang, (PBS) advised by Peter Morrell, received the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for the 2013-14 academic year.

Maria Gabriela Gei, EEB graduate student, was recently named a recipient of a Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the Smithsonian Institution fellowship for her project "Phylogenetic, resource, and rhizobial controls on different strategies of nitrogen fixation in tropical legumes." This one-year fellowship supports research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities.

Anika Bratt (EEB) has been awarded a STAR (Science to Achieve Results) fellowship and $126,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support her graduate work in aquatic ecology. Her proposal was titled “Using Stable Isotopes to Identify Sources of Organic and Inorganic Phosphorous and Nitrogen in the Twin Cities Watershed.”

Corinne Fairchild (MCDB&G), a graduate student in the Gammill lab, won third prize in the student poster competition at the Society for Developmental Biology’s Annual Meeting in Montréal this summer. She will represent the society at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ 50th Anniversary Symposium at the National Institutes of Health this month.

EEB graduate student Lisa O’Bryan (Michael Wilson, advisor) received an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to support her final field season in Tanzania where she studies the vocal communication behavior of wild chimpanzees.