Autumn Peterson is awarded the HHMI Gilliam Fellowship

We would like to congratulate Autumn Peterson and Dr. William Ratcliff on being awarded the prestigious HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study. Autumn is a Ph.D. student in our lab who is exploring the evolution of phototrophy and the role of life cycles in the evolution of multicellularity. As a part of the fellowship, she will be receiving $53,000 per year for up to three years for dissertation research. This fellowship is awarded by HHMI to student-advisor pairs based on the student’s potential for scientific leadership and the advisor’s commitment to a culture of inclusion in academia.