Biology Professor Wins Top Prize for Biodiversity Study
Marlis Douglas, a biology professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and the holder of the Brubaker Professorship of Life Sciences, recently received a first-place award from Integrated DNA Technologies Inc.
Douglas won the award for research she led on a new genomic method to accurately assess biodiversity in endangered fish. The award carries a $25,000 prize.
IDT develops, manufactures and markets nucleic acid products for the life sciences industry. The company recently announced the winners of its third annual IDT Sustainability Award.
"We are proud to recognize and reward innovation in biodiversity research through the IDT Sustainability Award program," said IDT's chief sustainability officer, Elizabeth Walder. "The winners' research in this historically underfunded area could impact some of the biggest sustainability challenges of our time."
Award winners will present their work at a special event hosted by IDT this summer at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
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The SKY Club presents 'Overcoming feelings of loneliness' by guest speaker Nina Sanyal, who will talk about overcoming loneliness during an online session at 7 p.m Wednesday, Aug. 5.