Brian Lovett, a PhD Student in St. Leger Lab at the UMD Department of Entomology, received the Joshua E. Neimark Travel Award to the 2017 American Association for the Advancement of Sciences annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
This conference is America's largest general scientific conference, and this year's focus is on "serving society through science policy." Lovett's presentation Applying transgenic fungi in a MosquitoSphere will describe the progress of the St. Leger lab's project testing the efficacy of transgenic fungi in semi-field conditions in Burkina Faso, Africa. His attendance and presentation will be financially supported by this award.
The Joshua E. Neimark Travel Award was established by Dr. Edith D. Neimark in memory of her brother. With much of his promising scientific career ahead of him, Joshua E. Neimark succumbed to respiratory disease after attaining his doctorate degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This award aims "to assist young scientists in attaining a career in their chosen field, a goal that Joshua did not live to achieve."