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Janette Boughman named Fulbright Scholar
Janette Boughman named Fulbright Scholar

Janette Boughman has been named a 2017-18 Fulbright Scholar in recognition of her research in Iceland on the adaptation of stickleback fish to the rapid human-induced environmental changes in the arctic. Boughman, whose project will run from January to August 2018, will be affiliated with Hólar University College and the University of Iceland in Reykjavik.

Gars and Stripes: Research 'Flags' Evolutionary Ancestry of Pigment Patterns in Zebrafish, Spotted Gar
Gars and Stripes: Research 'Flags' Evolutionary Ancestry of Pigment Patterns in Zebrafish, Spotted Gar

Just as the stars and stripes reflect the history of our nation, Ingo Braasch’s “Gars and Stripes” project represents the evolution of genomic and morphological relationships among vertebrate animals—connecting the past with the present. New research reveals the evolutionary link between fish and other vertebrate animals.

Clara Lepard's Undergraduate Research Experiences Have Contributed to Her Success
Clara Lepard's Undergraduate Research Experiences Have Contributed to Her Success

Clara Lepard established an impressive, research-based resume at MSU as an undergraduate majoring in Zoology. Not only was she was actively involved in six research labs throughout her undergraduate career, but she presented her research twice at MSU’s Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum. Clara has been a recipient of many scholarships and awards, including the 2017 Outstanding Academic Achievement and Promise in Zoology Award.

2017 Conservation Medicine in New Zealand Study Abroad Recap
2017 Conservation Medicine in New Zealand Study Abroad Recap

A new semester-long, global educational initiative was successfully completed Spring Semester 2017, providing students with a unique opportunity for laboratory research, field studies, and cultural integration. The Conservation Medicine in New Zealand Program provided students with a fundamental understanding of the interconnected components of health while gaining research and communication skills. The students worked with leading researchers, government agencies, and local communities to facilitate global health initiatives.

Danielle Fortin Wins Vera M. Wallach Honors College Scholarship Fund Award
Danielle Fortin Wins Vera M. Wallach Honors College Scholarship Fund Award

Motivated by her passion to further understand and improve the care of livestock and domestic animals, Danielle Fortin has accomplished much as an active participant in undergraduate research and relevant career experience in her short time as an undergrad. She has recently been awarded the Vera M. Wallach Honors College Scholarship Fund Award for her dedication to her education and research at MSU.