Post-doctoral researchers continue their training while working in the laboratories of faculty in the biology department. Many are supported by research grants of their mentor/sponsors, but we are fortunate to also attract highly skilled post-docs who gain their own support.
This year, two awards have been awarded to post-docs in biology:
Dr. Justin Havird was awarded a 3-year Kirschstein Post-doctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health to work in the lab of Assistant Professor Dan Sloan on a project entitled “Mitochondrial-nuclear Genomic Interactions in a Plant Lineage with Quickly-evolving mtDNA.” Justin completed his Ph.D. in 2014 at Auburn University and before that studied at the University of Florida. His personal web page describes his research interests and background: (http://jchavird.wix.com/jchavird#!cv/ckiy).
Dr. Denis Jallet received the Fondation Bettencourt-Schueller Young Researchers Award (France), to work in the lab of Assistant Professor Graham Peers. Denis completed his Ph.D. at the Université Paris‐Sud in Gif-sur-Yvette, France. The foundation awards recent life sciences Ph.D. graduates from France opportunities to continue their studies abroad. The award recognizes the excellence of research, the reputation of the host university and laboratory, the quality of their proposed research project, and includes funds to support Denis’ research activities at CSU. For more information on the prize see: http://www.fondationbs.org/fr/sciences-de-la-vie/soutien-aux-chercheurs/prix-scientifiques/prix-pour-les-jeunes-chercheurs.