Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award! THE NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees. The awardees are:
Max Ferlauto, MS student, Burghardt Lab. Max is currently studying the effects of suburban leaf litter raking on nutrient cycling and herbivore-parasitoid communities.
Katie Reding (B.S. ’15, biological sciences), PhD student Pick Lab. Katie is studying the regulatory interactions underlying segmentation of the milkweed bug embryo.
Lily Durkee (B.S. ’18, biological sciences) with Gruner Lab, now MS student at Colorado State University.
Kristin Jayd (B.S. '19, Environmental Science and Policy )starting entomology grad program in fall 2020 w/ Burghardt Lab. Her current research focus is on parasitoids and their relationships, and how tree diversity shapes them.
Lauren Frankel, current Faculty Research Assistant in Espindola Lab. Lauren is interested in phylogenomics, trait evolution, phylogeography, reticulate evolution, and methods development related to these topics.
See CMNS release here: https://cmns.umd.edu/news-events/features/4563