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Maya Woolfolk awarded HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study

July 28, 2022

Congratulations to PhD candidate Maya Woolfolk and advisor, Hopi Hoekstra, awarded one of 51 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study.

The program provides awards to pairs of dissertation advisers and their graduate students based on what HHMI values and considers essential components of the environment, particularly the institution and adviser’s commitment to creating a healthy academic ecosystem and the student’s potential for scientific leadership. HHMI awarded Maya for her project titled, "Understanding the ultimate...

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Javier Ortega-Hernandez. Credit: Julieta Sarmiento-Ponce

Javier Ortega-Hernández awarded HSFP Program Award 2022 Research Grant

July 14, 2022

Javier Ortega-Hernández, Assistant Professor in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, has been awarded an Early Career Grant from the 2022 Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP).

Ortega-Hernández in collaboration with Dr. Rosa Fernández, Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona, and Dr. Ana Belén Muñoz-García, University of Naples, Federico II., will address the evolution of aerial breathing in arthropods. The three-year...

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