Biological Sciences Graduate Honors and News



Heather Allen, PhD studentHeather Allen has been awarded a prestigious National Research Service Award (NRSA F31) from the National Institutes of Health. The NRSA will fund Heather as a research assistant for the next three years, as she completes her dissertation research in the Kolber Lab.


Charlotte Hacker, PhD studentCharlotte Hacker has been awarded a Fullbright Scholarship to study the endangered snow leopards in China. As part of her dissertation research, Charlotte will analyze the DNA from snow leopard scat to infer their diet, including variation due to location and seasonality.


Andrea Stephens, PhD student

Andrea Stevens and Anna Polaski received 2018 Young Investigators Awards to travel and present at the American Pain Society annual meeting in Anaheim California. 


Neil Lax  was awarded the 2017 Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching!


Congrats to Charlotte Hacker who has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Award. The award will fund Charlotte's field research in China to collect snow leopard samples for DNA sequencing analysis.


Brian Trevalline and Sara McClelland won BSNES poster awards at the 2017 Duquesne Graduate Student Research Symposium!


Katelyn Sadler was awarded the Duquesne University 2017 Distinguished Dissertation Award in the area of physical and biological sciences.


Katelyn Sadler was awarded a prestigious National Research Service Award (NRSA F31) from the National Institutes of Health.  The NRSA funded Kate as a research assistant for three years. Kate is currently a post-doctoral research associate at the Medical College of Wisconsin where she is funded with a NIH NRSA F32.