|“My Love Affair with the Brain,” a documentary
about the late Professor Emeritus Marian
Diamond, has won the Kavli-AAAS award for
Science Documentary of the Year.
Professor Mimi A. R. Koehl has received the
|Professor Paul Fine has received an award from
the National Geographic Society to conduct
research expeditions in the Andes.
|Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor
(OGSI) Awards for 2017-2018:
Left to right: Gabriel Damasco (Fine
Ana Lyons (Williams lab) was recently
|Tim O’Connor (Whiteman lab) received a
Student Research Award from the American
Society of Naturalists that will fund his
research on co-speciation between creosote
bush and its herbivorous insect community
as well as a Philomathia Foundation Graduate
Fellowship in Environmental Sciences for
2018-2019 which will fund one semester of
tuition and stipend while he conducts research.
2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships:
|Julianne Pelaez (Whiteman lab) received a
Mentored Research Award, which awards
academically promising doctoral students
with a year-long stipend plus payment of
in-state fees. This award assists students
in acquiring sophisticated research skills
by working under faculty mentorship on
their own pre-dissertation research.
|Gabriel Damasco (Fine lab) received a $2,000
grant from the International Association for
Plant Taxonomy Research.
|Aaron Pomerantz (Patel lab) received a
Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalysts grant
for his project to design low-cost, portable tools for science and education.
|Betsabé Castro Escobar (Fine/Carlson labs)
was awarded a two-year Botany in Action
Fellowship from Phipps Conservatory and
Botanical Gardens, which supports emerging
|Ashley Poust (Marshall lab) recently
published a paper on the geographic and geochronologic range of early pinnipeds,
which was chosen as an Editor’s Choice
article by Acta Palaeontologica Polonica.
|Catherine Hernandez (Koskella lab) was
selected for the Australia-Americas PhD
Research Internship, where she will be
performing a microscopy project with
Dr. Jeremy Barr at Monash University.
IB Commencement Awards 2018:
Congratulations to Hiep Nguyen, Marian Diamond Award (left); Jazlyn Chong, Franklin Henry Award (center); Zheng Oong, Departmental Citation Award (right); and Seth LaRosa, Joseph LeConte Award.