Five members of the Bergland lab win travel & research grants!

UVA Biology People Montage
February 2, 2018

Alyssa Bangerter, a PhD student in the Bergland lab wins a research grant from UVA’s Graduate School for Arts and Sciences Alyssa’s proposal seeks to examine how the genetic structure of a variety of Drosophila species changes over the course of the growing season. This grant will supplement her dissertation project  which is focused on the genetic structure and evolutionary dynamics of Drosophila collected at Carter’s Mountain Orchard, a field site located minutes away from UVA’s campus. Alyssa will be presenting other aspects of her work at the Population, Evolution, and Quantitative Genetics conference through the support of a Britt travel award. Double congrats to Alyssa!

Cory Weller, a PhD student in the Bergland lab also wins a Britt travel award and will be using it to support travel to the Population, Evolution, and Quantitative Genetics conference. He will be presenting his work on association mapping methods. Congrats Cory!

Priscilla Erickson, a post-doc in the Bergland lab, won a DeLill Nasser award through the Genetics Society of America to attend the Population, Evolution, and Quantitative Genetics conference. She will be presenting her work on the genetics of overwintering in flies. Way to go Priscilla!

Cynthia Ong, an undergraduate in the Bergland lab won a Harrison award from UVA. This research award will support Cynthia to travel to England this summer to study seasonal dynamics of Daphnia. Great job Cynthia!

Helen Stone, an undergraduate in the Bergland lab won a Harrison award from UVA. This award will support Helen’s research on thermosensation in flies. Super job Helen!