The Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis has named the student winners of its annual awards.
New this year is an award established in honor of Garland E. Allen III, a renowned science historian who advocated for racial and gender equality in the biological sciences. The Allen Prize was established this year to honor the work and memory of Allen, a professor emeritus who died in February, and is awarded to a graduating senior biology major who has made significant efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion.
The 2023 biology award winners include:
- Julian Abt, a senior majoring in neuroscience, with minors in medical humanities and Russian language and literature, in Arts & Sciences, who was awarded the Ralph S. Quatrano Prize, given to the thesis showing greatest evidence of creativity in design, research methodology or broader scientific implications.
- Miriam Silberman, a senior majoring in microbiology, with minors in anthropology and psychological and brain sciences, is the inaugural winner of the Garland Allen Prize in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Biological Sciences.
- Maya Tsingos, a senior majoring in microbiology, with minors in medical humanities and Chinese language and culture, and Sindhuri Ivaturi, a senior majoring in biochemistry and anthropology: global health and environment, with a minor in music, all in Arts & Sciences, who were awarded the Harrison D. Stalker Award, which is given to students whose undergraduate careers combine outstanding scientific scholarship with significant contributions in the arts and humanities.
- Larissa Rays Wahba, a senior majoring in neuroscience and Latin American studies, and Xiyun Zhang, a senior majoring in neuroscience and psychological and brain sciences, both in Arts & Sciences, who were awarded the Marion Smith Spector Prize, which recognizes academic excellence and outstanding undergraduate achievement in research.
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