Helen Stone’s honors thesis project is now available on BioRxiv! In a series of field and laboratory experiments, Helen found that flies’ ability to tolerate cold changes over seasons. However, this change is due to aspects of the environment that change, not due to genetic changes in the fly population. Congrats, Helen!
Helen Stone won the first place prize for best senior thesis talk at the UVA Biology Katz Symposium last week! Read more here. Helen plans to submit her manuscript on seasonal variation in cold hardening soon, before heading off to her technician job at Yale this summer. Congrats and best wishes, Helen!
Lots of exciting news for students in the Bergland lab! Helen Stone was awarded a Victoria Finnerty travel award to attend the Drosophila meeting in Dallas. She was also selected from a competitive field to give a talk at an undergraduate symposium there!
Sasha Bilal was awarded a $4000 Harrison undergraduate research fellowship from UVA to conduct field work at Morven this summer.
Congrats Helen and Sasha!
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