Congratulations to Eva Mei Shouse and Madelina Marquez, current Department of Biology graduate students, who have been awarded NSF GRFPs! Madelina’s research is in environmental microbiology, cyanobacteria, trophic ecology, and secondary metabolites, and is advised by Sophie McCoy. Eva’s research is in cytokinin signaling in rice, and is advised by Joe Kieber. One of our incoming Fall 2023 Ph.D. students, Karl Hill, has also been awarded an NSF GRFP. Karl will be joining David Pfennig’s lab and his research will focus on blending fieldwork with genomic/molecular techniques to understand adaptation, speciation, and biodiversity. A big congratulations to all three!