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Two Biology Doctoral Faculty Members Receive NSF Career Awards

Dr. Dennehy studies the spread of viruses from one host to another as a means for understanding the evolutionary processes and population dynamics that underlie viral spread.  A goal of this work is to more reliably predict the likelihood of pandemics arising from newly-emerging pathogens.

Dr. Bratu studies the spatial and temporal localization of particular messenger RNAs involved in complex developmental processes.  She has developed a method for visualizing RNAs in living cells, a novel technique that will have important applications in numerous fields of biology.

The NSF Career award is highly competitive, is limited to early-stage research scientists, and provides recipients with five years of research funding.

Submitted on: OCT 5, 2012

Category: Biology