Department of Biology
Honors and Awards
2009 Undergraduate Awards
Each year the Department of Biology recognizes and awards undergraduates who have made outstanding contributions to research. Congratulations!
Allison Theresa Neal
Lyman S. Rowell Award in Biology: This award is presented to the student with the highest achievement in Biology
Allison is studying sex ratio of lizard malaria. Other interests include Spanish, music and being outdoors. She hopes to teach and share her love for learning.
Robin Marie Hicks
George Perkins Marsh Award in Ecology/Evolution: This award is presented to a student doing outstanding research in ecology and evolution.
Robin was born and raised in a geodesic dome in Richmond, MA. She will be graduating with a BA in Biology with a minor in Music. Her fascination with host-pathogen interactions led her to pursue an Honors thesis project examining the genetic population structure of the Chagas disease vector, Triatoma dimidiata. She has a deep interest vested in traveling abroad and volunteering at various medical institutes and hopes to someday open her own clinic as an osteopathic physician.
Holly Marie Stradecki
John Wheeler Award in Chemical Biology: This award is presented to a student doing outstanding research in chemical biology.
Currently, Holly is working in the Jaworski Lab examining endocrine signaling. She hopes to continue research while exploring medical and/or research based careers.
John Luke Contompasis
Bernd Heinrich Award in Physiology or Evolution: This award is presented to a student doing outstanding research in physiology or evolution.
John has been a member of the Vigoreaux Lab for over 3 years studying insect flight muscle at the protein level and recently co-authored a paper in the Journal of Molecular Biology.
Jennifer Lynn Glenister
Paul A. Moody Award in Biology: This award is presented to a student with the highest research achievement in Biology.
Jennifer is working with Sara Helms Cahan and Chris Danforth to investigate the ecology of a hybrid ant system using computer modeling. After graduating she'll be working on an organic vegetable farm learning business and vegetable production.
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