2020-2021 Dr. Roberto Fabri Fialho Research Award

Erika Bueno, Plant and Soil Science Graduate Program

The University of Vermont Graduate College is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2020-2021 Dr. Roberto Fabri Fialho Research Award is Erika Bueno, a doctoral candidate in the Plant and Soil Science Program.

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Macro shot of a colorado potato beetle, sitting on a leaf

Discovery: How Colorado Potato Beetles Beat Pesticides

The Colorado potato beetle is a notorious pest—and a kind of unstoppable genius.

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student standing in dairy barn with cows

Prevent. Detect. Respond.

Animal science major Kortnie Wheaton was always interested in the way diseases spread between animals and humans. She even wrote her UVM admissions essay on mad cow disease, but until arriving at UVM, never envisioned herself working with livestock or in the field of biosecurity.

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