- Congrats to Rachel Curtis, CVM
Merit Fellow, on being awarded the prestigious NSF Graduate
Research Fellowship to support her One Health research! Of over
13,000 applicants, 2,000 were selected for this award, which
provides $30,000 per year in stipend plus a tuition waiver for 3
years. This award will support Rachel as she studies the
ecology and epidemiology of Chagas disease in the southern United
States. Rachel was among 9 TAMU students across campus to
receive this award.
- The great news continues! Andrew
Golnar, PhD student with Dr. Gabe Hamer (Department of Entomology)
was also awarded an NSF Fellowship! We are close
collaborators with Andrew, Gabe, and the Ento Lab, and look forward
to all the great research ahead. Andrew and Gabe will explore
parasite co-infections in the West Nile virus system.
Photo: Rachel Curtis (middle, 2013 NSF Fellowship recipient)
collects samples from wild birds with her lab mates Miranda Curtis
DVM (left; CVM Merit Fellow) and Andrew Golnar (right; PhD student
in Entomology; also a 2013 NSF Fellowship recipient).
- Congrats to Miranda Bertram, CVM Merit Fellow, on being awarded
a $10,000 research grant from the American Association of
Zoological Veterinarians to support her whooping crane
research! This grant is part of the 'Zoological Medicine and
Wildlife Health' research program of AAZV and will allow Miranda to
develop a novel molecular typing system for helminths associated
with this endangered species. Way to go!!
Photo: Miranda Bertram (middle right)
and the whooping crane scat collection crew poses atop the
observation tower at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, where a
majority of whooping cranes overwinter. With Miranda are
undergraduate researchers Tyler Smith (left) and Matthew Olcha
(middle left) and Entomology PhD student Andrew Golnar (right).