University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Biology

Honors and Awards

2008 Undergraduate Awards

Each year the Department of Biology recognizes and awards undergraduates who have made outstanding contributions to research.
Congratulations!

Aimee K. Paradis

Lyman S. Rowell Award in Biology: This award is presented to the student with the highest achievement in Biology

As a senior biology student Aimee is extremely interested in the physiology of the human body and how to prevent disease. With such interests she plans to pursue a career in medicine.

Lauren Marie Gilligan

George Perkins Marsh Award in Ecology/Evolution: This award is presented to a student doing outstanding research in ecology and evolution.

Lauren will be receiving a BA in Biology, with a minor in Statistics. She is completing Honor's research that involves an insect that transmits Chagas Disease throughout South America. She plans to attend Medical School after taking a year off to travel.

Mikaela Jaclyn Fein

John Wheeler Award in Chemical Biology: This award is presented to a student doing outstanding research in chemical biology

Mikaela's research has focused on calcium channels in developmental neurons. She has also completed an internship with the Chief Medical Examiner, and is a member of the lacrosse team. She will pursue medicine upon graduation.

Elise Marie Vincelette

Bernd Heinrich Award in Physiology or Evolution: This award is presented to a student doing outstanding research in physiology or evolution.

Elise is from Essex Junction, VT and her research focuses on Amyloid Precursor Protein and its relation to obesity and Alzheimer's Disease. This fall she will be attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine to become an orthodontist.

Lindsay Sarah Christensen

Paul A. Moody Award in Biology: This award is presented to a student with the highest research achievement in Biology.

Lindsay has investigated insect vectors of Chagas disease, receiving both a HELiX mini-grant through the Math-Biology program. She's preparing an Honors thesis on the role of the immune system in preterm labor and will present a poster on this research at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigations. Lindsay has been accepted to the UVM College of Medicine class of 2012.

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