We are excited to receive new funding from USDA AFRI Foundational grant from the Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems program ($683,490). We will be studying the role of epigenetics in the evolution of insecticide resistance in the Colorado potato beetle, a major pest of potatoes, with Dr. Sean Schoville (UW), Dr. Stephanie McKay (Animal Science), and Dr. Russ Groves (UW).
We will be looking to bring in a Ph. D. student for the fall 2023!
We are very excited that IAEL Ph. D. student won the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship!
The Gilliam fellowship provides a three year fellowship award to Erika, funds for her professional development, tuition and fees, and $4k to me to promote “underrepresented student groups in the life sciences at the graduate level”.
Here is a nice article about Erika written by CALS communications officer Rachel Leslie.