Biology PhD student wins Prestigious Rosemary Grant Award!
Molly Hetherington-Rauth, who is a PhD student in Marc Johnson’s lab has won a prestigious Rosemary Grant Award from the Society for the Study of Evolution. These awards are given to students in the early stages of their PhD program. The funds are awarded to help students collect preliminary data or to enhance the scope of their research beyond the limits of their current funding.
Molly uses comparative phylogenetic methods to study how plant mutualistic traits evolve on islands relative to those on the mainland. She will be using the funds to visit several of the world’s largest herbaria including the Missouri Botanical Gardens and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History to collect data on mutualist traits.