This summer, we once again hosted two Doris Duke scholars in the lab. We really enjoyed having Alliyah and Mia in the lab and are sorry that the program is over! Here are some pictures of them at work!
Mia harvesting algae in the lab (photo credit: Kristel Sanchez)
Alliyah measuring temperature and oxygen using the Hydrolab (photo credit: Clara Shaw)
And here they are presenting their research at the poster session. They did a great job!
Mia with her poster (photo credit: Katie Hunsberger)
Alliyah with her poster (photo credit: Katie Hunsberger)
Meghan is spending her sabbatical working out of Michigan’s Office of Academic Innovation on a variety of topics, including student mental health. Today, a piece that Meghan wrote along with Carly Thanhouser (Academic Innovation) and Daniel Eisenberg (School of Public Health) appeared in The Conversation. Read it to find out what colleges must do to better support graduate student mental health!
Kristel and her research have been featured on the Arroz y Habichuelas blog! You can read it in English or in Spanish. The post also includes some fun drawings by Attabey Rodríguez Benítez, including this one:
Drawing by Attabey Rodríguez Benítez
The EEB webpage has a story about recent department promotions, including Meghan’s promotion to full professor, as well as about her receiving the 2018 John Dewey Award for her commitment to undergraduate education and the 2019 Henry Russel Award, which is “conferred annually to faculty members who have demonstrated an extraordinary record of accomplishment in scholarly research and/or creativity, as well as an excellent record of contributions as a teacher.”
Many congratulations to McKenna Turrill, who has received an Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Society of Microbiology! McKenna is mentored by Nina Wale and will be working on a project focuses on the evolutionary role of pigment production in the bacterium Spirobacillus cienkowskii, which we often call “scarlet” in the lab based on its distinctive coloration.
McKenna is part of #teamspiro and is in the back row on the left in this picture:
Mary Rogalski recently received the the fifth annual F. Herbert Bormann Prize, which is given to a Yale Forestry & Environmental Science doctoral student “whose work best exemplifies the late professor’s legacy of interdisciplinary research by creating insights into the relationship between humans and the environment.” Mary recently traveled to Yale to receive the prize. Congratulations, Mary!
Mary Rogalski (center) holding her award. Her PhD advisor, David Skelly, is on Mary’s right and Oswald Schmitz, a member of her dissertation committee, is on Mary’s left. Photo credit: Max Lambert
Congratulations to Clara Shaw, who has received a Rackham One Term Dissertation Fellowship for Winter 2019! This means that Clara will get to spend the Winter semester focused on writing up her dissertation research. Congrats, Clara!