The Division of Biological Sciences
OBEE grad students honored by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Two OBEE first year students, Hila Chase and Emily Kopania, earned 3-year NSF Graduate Research Fellowships ($138,000 each) to support their PhD studies. Another student in the cohort, Anthony Lapansky, received Honorable Mention for his proposal. Emily (Good Lab, left) will investigate the consequences of variation in gene number in mammals. Hila (Tobalske Lab, middle) focuses on bone micro-structure and clues if can provide about ancient and modern avian flight. Anthony (Tobalske Lab, right) will study the biomechanics of wings and legs in birds such as dippers.
DBS researcher wins Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Award from NIH
Jonathon Velotta, a postdoc in the Cheviron Lab, was awarded a multi-year NRSA postdoctoral fellowship award (~$180,000) in support of his research on the genomics and physiology of high-elevation adaptation.