Joanna received funding through WSU’s Cougar Cage competition to research eight bear proteins that may help reverse obesity and insulin resistance. Her research will likely have important implications for diabetes treatment in humans. Congratulations, Joanna! Read the full award announcement here.
Kerry was awarded the Richard R. and Constance M. Albrecht Scholarship through the WSU Graduate School for the 2021-22 academic school year. Congratulations, Kerry!
Alexandra Fraik recently won the National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology that focuses on the investigation of the rules of life governing interactions between genomes, environment and phenotypes. Her fellowship research will be conducted at University of Idaho with Dr. Paul Hohenlohe investigating the replicability of hybrid genome evolution between naturally and anthropogenically hybridizing trout species. Her project will be highly collaborative, continuing her work with the NOAA NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center with Dr. Krista Nichols and Dr. Marty Kardos and with Dr. Carl Ostberg at USGS. Congratulations, Alex!
Congratulations to Alex for receiving this award from WSU’s College of Arts and Sciences!
Congratulations to Joanna for receiving this award from WSU’s College of Arts and Sciences!
Alex Fraik’s new research, recently published in in the journal Genes, has been highlighted by Wild Steelheaders United’s Science Friday. Alex’s work reveals changes in the genetic structure of steelhead and rainbow trout that inhabit the Elwah River in WA when the Elwah and Glines Canyon Dams were present on the river, as well as following their removal in 2012 and 2015, respectively. Her research also shows that man-made barriers to fish migration, like dams, and natural barriers, like waterfalls, have different effects on genetic variation in these fish. Read the full Science Friday article here.
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Anna McDonald, an undergraduate researcher in the Kelley lab, received an an Undergraduate Research Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year. Congratulations, Anna!