CRE Grad Receives Award

Emma Whittington, recent CRE graduate, was awarded the 2019 Alexander Gourevitch Memorial Award in Biology by the Biology Department at Syracuse University! This award is bestowed on a recent PhD graduate from the Department of Biology in recognition of excellence in research. Her name will be engraved on a plaque with previous awardees, which is on public display in the Department of Biology. In addition, she will be awarded a monetary gift and a medallion from the Department. Congratulations Emma! Richly deserved!

Research experience for NYS high school teachers and students

CRE Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Erin McCullough, led NSF-supported Research Experience for Teachers (RET) and Research Assistantships for High School Students (RAHSS) summer programs that included summer research experiences for two New York state high school teachers and their students. They developed genomics teaching modules that have been incorporated into the classroom as part of the Broader Impacts of an NSF award to Steve Dorus, Scott Pitnick, Mariana Wolfner and Jason Wiles. The educational module will be published in the May 2020 issue of the journal American Biology Teacher.