The Salt Institute had a strong showing at the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting in Portland, OR. Amy took the President’s Prize (1st place) for her 10-minute paper presentation, as well as Amanda for her poster presentation. Former Salt contributor Anthony also won the President’s Prize in his section for his Ph.D research. Theresa, Erica, Marissa, and Andrea also presented research.
In other awards news, Amy also received a University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship and the ESA Monsanto Research Grant Award. She will be using the funds from the Monsanto Grant to study protein-level variation in an enzyme system that has been linked to variation in insect cold tolerance.