Both Katie Massana (O’Meara Lab) and Rachel Wooliver (Schweitzer Lab) won NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) grants last week! Katie will be going to New Zealand and Rachel will be going to Tasmania this summer.
Congratulations to Brian Looney (Matheny Lab)! His NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) will be funded! DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Systematics, diversification, and functional maintenance of trophic mode in Russula (Russulales)
Leigh Moorhead, a graduate student in the Classen Lab, was recently awarded a Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) grant from the NSF for her project: Exploring how mammal herbivore – plant community interactions shape ecosystem response to global change. GROW […]
Alix Pfenningwerth (EEB grad student) and Su’ad Yoon (EEB undergrad) both got NSF GRFP awards. Brian Looney and Katie Massana (EEB grad students) got honorable mentions. Across UT, only 5 students received NSF GRFP awards, and only 3 students received […]
Three five-day National Science Foundation Ideas Labs —one for biology, one for engineering, and one for geosciences—are being held this month through April 4 in the Washington, D.C., area. Each lab involves participants from various disciplines and backgrounds, as well […]
Congratulations to Zach Marion & Ben Fitzpatrick. They just found out that Zach’s NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant will be funded (details below)! Dissertation Research: Evolutionary complexity and diversity of chemical defenses in diurnal and nocturnal fireflies Predation is a powerful […]
Congratulations to Brian O’Meara and Mike Gilchrist, who were recently awarded a new grant from NSF for “Population genetics-based codon models.” They will be developing new methods of phylogenetic reconstruction using protein coding sequences of DNA. Unlike most work in […]
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $18.6 million to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) to continue its interdisciplinary efforts in developing new mathematical approaches to problems across biology, from […]
Five Six current or incoming EEB students were awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships or honorable mentions: Awards: Rachel Fovargue (Armsworth lab) Lauren Breza (Classen lab) Angela Chuang (incoming Riechert lab) Honorable mentions: Brian Looney (Matheny) Katie Massana (Schilling & O’Meara) Quentin […]
PhD student Joshua Birkebak, a member of the Brandon Matheny lab, was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) for his project, “Systematics, ecology, and evolution of the Clavariaceae (Agricales)”.