The awards for excellence in progress towards a degree went to Romina Dimarco [not pictured], Mark Genung, and Katie Stuble.
The award for outstanding student paper went to Emmi Felker-Quinn.
The Jim Tanner award for outstanding dissertation was given to Premal Shah. One of Premal’s dissertation chapters (coauthored with advisor Michael Gilchrist) will be appearing in a future issue of PNAS.
The award for a biology GTA was given to Lauren Wilmoth for her teaching and leadership as a teaching assistant in biology classes.
This year’s recipients of the Cokinnius grad student awards were Melissa Cregger and Phillip Hollingsworth.
The outstanding teaching award was named the Sandy Echternacht award in recognition of his many years of excellent teaching here. This year’s recipient was Mackenzie Taylor.
The award for outstanding EEB undergraduate went to Lauren Breza. Lauren started research at UTK just after high school, and worked in the Boake, Sanders, and, most recently, Classen labs. Gary McCracken took pains to note that competition for this […]
The UT-ORNL Science Alliance gives awards to outstanding graduate students. This year, half the awards to biologists across three UTK biology departments went to EEB graduate students: Emily Austin, Matt Niemiller, and Graham Reynolds.
Staff members Marva Anderson, Jaime Call, Pearl Kirkland-Smith, Cheryl Lynn, and Anne Mintz all received awards for their service to the department. Marva Anderson receiving an envelope from Dept. Head Gary McCracken Jaime Call receiving an envelope from Dept. Head […]
Assistant Professor Brandon Matheny sponsored two undergraduates, Pawel Kosentka (biochemistry concentration) and Sarah Sprague (psychology major), in an undergraduate research project that examined the evolution of fungal toxins in the mushroom family Inocybaceae. This work was also performed in collaboration […]