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Mentor award recipients Pietro Longo Hollanda De Mello (left), Lena Hileman (middle) and Srishti Baid (right).

Lena Hileman, professor and chair of the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, is the recipient of the 2022 K. Barbara Schowen Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. Srishti Baid, doctoral candidate in molecular biosciences, and Pietro Longo Hollanda De Mello, doctoral candidate in…

Dr. Sharon Billings

Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Billings, recipient of the Byron A. Alexander Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award. This award is given to honor a faculty member who demonstrates exceptional effort, care, and guidance in advising graduate students.

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The project, Growing KU’s Interdisciplinary Strengths in Genomics, is one of four selected by the university, and aims to unlock the secrets held in genomes to understand where we come from, how we fight disease, how organisms respond to a changing environment/climate, and new bioengineering approaches for sustainable development and health advances. The principal investigators are Rob Unckless, associate professor of molecular biosciences and director of KU’s Center for Genomics, and Lena Hileman, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology.

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