Zara Ahmed receives Undergraduate Research Grant

Zara Ahmed
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 3:19pm

The UTM Office of the Dean awarded an Undergraduate Research Grant to Zara Ahmed. Zara is an undergrad working in the McCauley lab. The award is given to support summer research projects.

Zara’s project will be looking at the phenomenon of kin selection in dragonfly larvae Leucorrhinia intacta, more commonly known as the dot-tailed whiteface. To test this, she will compare the rate of cannibalism within pairs of dragonflies and I want to see whether siblings can differentiate between non-siblings.

Congratulations Zara and we look forward to hearing about your results later this summer!