Dr. Andrea Weeks awarded an NSF dissertation improvement grant

Posted: February 13, 2015 at 6:55 pm, Last Updated: February 13, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Dr. Andrea Weeks of the Department of Biology has been awarded an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant to support the doctoral dissertation of Ms. Mirian Tieko Nunes Tsuchiya.  Mirian is a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Science and Policy Department. Her research is entitled:

Reassessing the role of the Great American Biotic Interchange in the evolution of the raccoon family: early immigrants, museomics and biogeographic modeling

The award is for 24 months for a total budget of $16,549, and has a start date of 06/01/2015.

For more details, read about NSF’s Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (DDIG).