Recipients of Eickwort and La Fage Awards Announced

Sarah Lawson has been named the winner of the 2014 George C. Eickwort Student Research Award. Sarah will receive a US$1000 honorarium in celebration of her outstanding research contributions in the area of social evolution in gall-forming aphids. Sarah is a Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University , working under the advisement of Dr. Patrick Abbot. The full award announcement can be found here.

Karl Glastadhas been named as the Winner of the 2014 Jeffery P. La Fage Student Award for Research on Social Insect Pests for his work on phenotypic plasticity in ants and termites. Karl is a Ph.D. student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, working under the advisement of Dr. Mike Goodisman. The full award announcement can be found here.

 

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Recipient of Nutting Grant Announced

The Awards Committee has announced the recipient of the 2014 William L. and Ruth D. Nutting Research Grant in support of termite research. Karl Glastad will receive US$2500 to fund his work on “DNA methylation and alternative splicing in termites,” research on phenotypic plasticity mechanisms that the committee felt had broad importance and great novelty. Karl is a Ph.D. student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, working under the advisement of Dr. Michael Goodisman. The full award announcement can be found here.

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