William H. Telfer Graduate Student Travel Award

2016–2017 Academic Year

Alexandra Brown

Title of Presentation: Transmission Mode Evolution in Conditional Mutualisms with Spatial Variation in Symbiont Quality (Tentative Title of Poster)

Presenter: Alexandra Brown

Workshop: The Biology and Economics of Mutualism

Date: November 1-3, 2017

Location: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, German


2015–2016 Academic Year

Riley Graham

Title of Presentation: Epigenetic Reprogramming of Caste Specific Foraging Behavior in C. floridanus

Presenter: Riley Graham

Conference: 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology

Date: September 2016

Location: Orlando, Florida


Aaron Leichty

Title of Presentation: Evolution of Vegetative Phase Change in Acacia

Presenter: Aaron Leichty

Conference: New Phytologist Symposium:  Plant Develomental Evolution

Date: May 2016

Location: Beijing, China


Stephanie Seifert

Title of Presentation: Phylogeography and Evolution of the Lyme Disease Pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi, between Multiple Vector and Host Communities

Presenter: Stephanie Seifert

Conference: 13th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases

Date: May 2016

Location: Antwerp, Belgium


2014–2015 Academic Year

Emily Behrman

Title of Presentation: Seasonal and Latitudinal Immune Trade-offs in wild Drosophila

Presenter: Emily Behrman

Conference: Evolution 2015

Date: June 2015

Location: Sao Paolo Brazil


Lee Dietterich

Title of Presentation: Effects of planted grasses and a pioneer tree on succession on a eavy metal contaminated mountainside

Presenter: Lee Dietterich

Conference: Society for Ecological Restoration

Date: August 2015

Location: Manchester UK


Mitra Eghbal

Title of Presentation: Mutation Rate Evolution in Rapidly Adapting Asexual Mutator Populations: An Experimental Study

Presenter: Mitra Eghbal

Conference: Evolution 2015

Date: June 2015

Location: Sao Paolo Brazil


Matias Escobar

Title of Poster: Macf1 Mediates Spatial and Temporal Cytoskeletal Dynamics Functioing in Animal-Vegetal Polarity Establishment in Oocytes

Authors: Matias Escobar-Aguirre, Allison Jamieson-Lucy, Ricardo Fuentes and Mary C. Mullins

Conference: Jacques Monod Conference:  Actin and Microtubule Cytoskeleton in Cell Motility and Morphogenesis: An Integrated View

Date: May 2015

Location: Roscoff (Brittany) France


Aurora MacRae-Crerar

Title of Presentation: Investigating the Determinants of Soil Bacterial Community Structure in a Mongolian Global Change Experiment

Presenter: Aurora MacRae-Crerar

Conference: Ecological Science at the Frontier

Date: August 2015

Location: Baltimore, MD


2013–2014 Academic Year

Swathi Ayloo

Title of Poster: Mechanism of Dynein Activation by Dynactin Using Single Molecule Approaches

Authors: Swathi Ayloo, Adita Dodda, Jacob E. Lazarus, Mariko Tokito, Michael E. Ostap, and Erika Holzbaur

Conference: American Society for Cell Biology

Date: December 2013

Location: New Orleans, LA, USA


Yang Ding

Title: Signatures of Recent Selective Pressure on RNA Structures in Viral Genomes

Conference: Evolution 2014 (Joint Annual Meeting of The Society for the Study of Evolution, The Society of Systematic Biologists, and The American Society of Naturalists)

Date: June 2014

Location: Raleigh, NC, USA


Vinayak Mathur

Title:  Studying the Role of Population Specific Gene Expression Variation on Climatic Adaptation in Drosophila melanogaster

Conference: Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution

Date: June 2014

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico


Tanya Singh

Title:  Fates of Beneficial and Neutral Mutations in Hypermutable Asexual Populations 

Conference: Mathematical and Computational Evolutionary Biology

Date: June 2014

Location: Montpellier, France