Student Honors & Awards

We are very proud of the accomplishments of our graduate students.  BSD students have an excellent record of obtaining competitive fellowships, receiving national awards for their research, and publishing findings that move their fields forward.  The most recent student accomplishments are shown below.

Recent Student Accomplishments

Tyler Starr

Tyler Starr (Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics) received an Honorable Mention for the 2014-2015 Teaching Prize.  He was honored for his outstanding performance in Introduction to Bioinformatics, BIOS 26120, in Autumn 2014. His advisor is Dr. Joseph Thornton.

Z Yan Wang

Z Yan Wang (Neurobiology) won the 2014-2015 Teaching Award in the Biological Science Division.  She was honored for her outstanding performance in Introduction to Neuroscience, BIOS 24203, in Autumn 2014. She was cited for her ability to clarify and explain the material, her outstanding discussion sections and helpful worksheets, her organization, diligence, and professionalism, as well as her positive disposition and care for her students in all aspects of their lives. Her advisor is Dr. Cliff Ragsdale.

Alex White

Alex White (Ecology and Evolution) received a GROW Award (an NSF GRFP) for his project entitled "How do dispersal and competition underlie macro-scale patterns of species diversity? A study of range limits and ecological interactions in Himalayan birds." He will be studying with Dr. Carsten Rahbek at the Center for Macroecology, Evolution, and Climate in Copenhagen, Denmark. His advisor is Dr. Trevor Price.

Max Winston

Max Winston (Evolutionary Biology) was awarded a Field Museum Fellowship. His advisor is Dr. Corrie Moreau.

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