Mosquitoes may not be the first thing most people associate with Greenland, but as arctic temperatures rise we may start hearing more about these pesky critters. Dr. Lauren Culler uses these mosquitoes and the snow-melt ponds they breed in as a fascinating study system to investigate changes in mosquito life cycles within a rapidly changing environment
Ph.D. student, Samuel Ramsey of the vanEngelsdorp Lab took 1st place in the 4th annual 3MT competition on April 5, 2017. After much preparation and making it through the first round of competitions the week prior, he scored the top prize!
Sammy will be awarded $500 and will go on to represent UMD in the International competition in October. Here is some info on the background of the competition but without the winners for this year updated on the site.
Please offer him congratulations when you see him. We are very proud!