Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 EEB Recruitment activities! This year we received around 50 applications and were happy to host 11 students for the in-person event and an additional 10 students for virtual recruiting.
Congratulations to Ryan Weesner, Mason Clark, Elena Duran, Paola Facinetto-Zago, Maria Hurtado, Hanna Justen, Ali Zeltzin Lira Olguin, Jorge Medina-Duran, Griffin Nicholson, Alanna Noland, Breann Richey, Jordan Salomon, Nicole Scavo, Kyle Simpson, Brooke Torjman, Natalie Aguirre.
Check out the Feb newsletter to learn more about their individual projects.
Dr. Courtney Fitzpatrick joined the TAMU Biology Department and EEB program this Fall 2021. Dr. Fitzpatrick received her B.A. in visual art from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill before working in the nonprofit sector at The Hetrick-Martin Institute. Dr. Fitzpatrick then completed her PhD in Biology at Duke University followed by two postdoctoral fellowships. Visit Dr. Fitzpatrick’s lab website to learn more.
We are excited to welcome a diverse and highly accomplished incoming cohort of twelve first-year PhD students this semester!
Keith Andringa, Audelia Mechti, Vivian Peralta Santana, Nicole Stevens, Brooke Torjman, Chris Brennan, Matthew Marano, Ali Lira Olguin, Angela Haggard, Benton Fry, Andie Miller, Maria Alejandra Hurtado
Find out more about them in the September 2021 NewsfEEB.
Natalie Aguirre (Helms lab) graduated with a B.S. in biology from Pepperdine University. During this time, she completed an honor’s thesis conducting research on the interaction of drought stress and pathogen infection in a chaparral shrub species, Malosma laurina. She then spent a year as a Fulbright scholar at the Universidad Politecnica in Madrid, Spain, where she studied effect of water stress on Dutch Elm Disease. Most recently, Natalie worked for the Everglades Foundation in Miami, Florida, creating educational programs and materials about the Florida everglades.