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Biology Doctoral Student Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Maria Strangas, a doctoral student in the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior subprogram of the Ph.D. Program in Biology, has been awarded a five-year Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. These highly competitive awards provide full funding for doctoral training to select students.

Strangas entered the Ph.D. program in fall 2012 and will hold the NSF fellowship from 2013 to 2018. Her fellowship application was titled "Diversification in vanishing refugia: an integrative study of tropical montane lizards."  She has received numerous additional awards, including one from the Society for Study of Evolution, an award from the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, and a Young Explorers Grant from the National Geographic Society. 

Strangas is the fourth Biology Ph.D. student in the last four years to receive an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Submitted on: MAR 7, 2014

Category: Biology, Student News