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NIMBioS Graduate Award Recipients: Video Interviews

Congratulations to the graduate students who each received a $2,500 award to supplement their funding for research and education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Find out more about their research in the videos below. Read more about the 2019 NIMBioS Graduate Awards.

Jessica Dreyer
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary biology lessons from clever mother bats   Apr 29, 2019 (2:59)

Jacob Moutouama
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Conservation strategies for endemic plants
Apr 26, 2019 (1:27)

Ryan Kuster
Entomology and Plant Pathology
Secret signals in the sweet potato
Apr 24, 2019 (2:29)

Cara Sulyok
The mathematics of celiac disease
Apr 25, 2019 (1:44)

Jeff DeSalu
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
To speak or not to speak: Using math to model human decision-making  May 1, 2019 (2:55)

Jasmine Kreig
Energy Science and Engineering
Conservation land, pheasants and agriculture
Apr 24, 2019 (2:26)

Tyler Poppenwimer
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
The root of the problem
Apr 23, 2019 (2:03)

Taylor Woods
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Patterns in many species across rivers
Apr 24, 2019 (1:19)

Donna K. McCullough
Interactions in the ocean with microscopic plankton   Apr 26, 2019 (1:47)

Alex Cope
Genome Science and Technology
How does a gene evolve?
Apr 25, 2019 (3:13)

Diane Le Bouille
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Helping conservation organizations do more with less   Apr 26, 2019 (4:02)

Shantanu Shukla
Genome Sciences and Technology
Determining the structure of proteins
Apr 29, 2019 (2:45)

Athma Senthilnathan
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Ecological interactions and evolutionary changes
Apr 23, 2019 (2:38)

Katrina Schlum
Genome Science and Technology
Investigating e-coli's genome to make predictions about disease   Apr 29, 2019 (2:12)

Soheil Borhani
Mechanical, Aerospace & Biomed. Engineering
Using noninvasive brainwaves to explore movement   Apr 30, 2019 (1:57)

Pramir K. C.
Algae and virus interaction in freshwater lakes
May 1, 2019 (1:59)

Hwayoung Jung
Communication and cognition in the Carolina chickadee May 2, 2019 (2:07)

Ruben Ortiz
Examining racial disparities in police-involved killings   June 28, 2019 (2:48)

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