Department News

2010-06-10

13TH ANNUAL BIOLOGY RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM WINNERS AND EEB DEPT ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

Please join our department in congratulating the award winners from the recent 13th Annual Biology Research Symposium (May 19th) and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology annual awards (June 7th):

RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM AWARDS

Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Presentation –
First Place: Sarah E. A. Diringer
Second Place: Jeff Modlin
Third Place: Andrew Chao

Outstanding Graduate Poster
Presentation is awarded to:
First Place: David A. Gold
Second Place: Faith Inman-Narahari
Third Place: Margaret Sporck

Chair’s Lab Award:
Alfaro Lab

Whitcome Summer Research Undergraduate Fellowship -
The Whitcome Summer Undergraduate Fellowship carries with it a $3000 stipend to aid students in conducting biological or biochemical research with a UCLA faculty mentor during the summer of 2010.

We have four recipients:
Alvin Chan, Jonathan Chang, Catherine Lubarsky, Ruthie Musker

RESEARCH AWARDS

EEB Undergraduate Research Award - for outstanding research accomplishments by an undergraduate EEB student.
Three awardees:
Allison Quan, Martin Sahakyan, and Romina Sifuentes

Lasiewski Award - to a graduate or undergraduate student for exceptional research accomplishments in Organismic Biology.
Awarded to Graham Slater

Scherbaum Award - for distinguished research by a graduate student in Biology. Awarded to Victoria Arch.

Teaching Awards
Schechtman Award - Awarded to a teaching assistant for outstanding merit in instruction and other service to students.
Awarded to Abigail Curtis and Chris Johnson

Faculty Teaching Award -
Awarded to: Dr. Lawren Sack

Special Faculty Award – to a graduate student in recognition of outstanding service to student and faculty in matters other than instruction.
Awarded to: Karen Kapheim

Chair’s Award -
Ken Sais and Cyndie Kelly