2013 Undergraduate Laerm Award Winners
The recipient of the 2013-2014 Joshua Laerm Academic Support Award for Undergraduate Students is Hayley Glassic, a student in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Hayley was nominated by Dr. Bud Freeman, Odum School of Ecology. Her work will focus on the potential of museum collections to document temporal variation in the genomic DNA of black bass (Micropterus) by comparing DNA from recently acquired specimens prior to and after standard museum preservation. She will use specimens curated at the Georgia Museum of Natural History in her study. The results will inform her senior thesis and will be presented at Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society meeting in Athens in 2014. Laerm funds will be used to purchase sequencing supplies.