Congratulations, Adit and farewell, Binh!
Each spring, Biological Sciences holds a competition for Elmer Hadley Graduate Research Awards in support of graduate student research in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology. Dr. Elmer Hadley was a prominent ecologist, former Department Head of Biological Sciences, and Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Research awards may be used to cover travel expenses, materials used in lab or field research, outsourced lab work, hourly wages for personnel and other direct costs. Grants are awarded for proposed projects that best demonstrate contributions to dissertation research and are likely to result in original publications or lead to preliminary data for further grant opportunities. Congratulations to Adit for being a recipient of a Hadley Award for his project: – Bacterial community dynamics across a dissolved organic matter gradient in southern Lake Michigan
After two years in the Poretsky lab and also working with colleagues in the College of Pharmacy at UIC and in Environmental Engineering at Northwestern, we said goodbye to Binh and wished her well as she began her career in industry at a biotech company.