Biology graduate student Briana Anderson had a busy semester. Not only has she stayed on top of her graduate course work and been a successful TA, she also applied for and received grants
this year for the bat research associated with her thesis. This research is investigating the immune function of hibernation bats when they get white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in North America in the last decade.
One of Anderson’s grants is a $1000 Grant-in-Aid of Research from Sigma Xi. According to her advisor, Dr. Tom Tomasi, only about 15 percent are funded.
American Society of Mammologists
Another Grant-in-Aid of Research Anderson received comes from the American Society of Mammologists for $1,500. With this competition open to Master’s and PhD students, Anderson rose to the challenge and conquered.
Both grants will be used to purchase lab supplies to collect data on the levels of immune signaling proteins, measurements made in Dr. Chris Lupfer’s laboratory.
Congratulations, Briana! We cannot wait to see what advances you give the world with these grants.