Tag: Karen Kester

VCU News: $1.48M grant to aid community college students from underrepresented groups interested in biomedical sciences

Students in the 2018 cohort of VCU Bridges to Baccalaureate: Dream to Goal program, with Karen Kester, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Biology in the College of Humanities and Sciences, and Sarah Golding, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of undergraduate research in the Department of Biology. (Courtesy photo)
Students in the 2018 cohort of VCU Bridges to Baccalaureate: Dream to Goal program, with Karen Kester, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Biology in the College of Humanities and Sciences, and Sarah Golding, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of undergraduate research in the Department of Biology. (Courtesy photo)

VCU News has recently published an article featuring the recently renewed Bridges to the Baccalaureate grant in VCU Biology.  This program, lead by Karen Kester and Sarah Golding and with academic advising from Alvin Bryant, aims to help underrepresented community college students successfully transfer into a four-year institution.

Full Article: “$1.48M grant to aid community college students from underrepresented groups interested in biomedical sciences” by Brian McNeill with VCU News

Karen Kester is an Associate Professor in VCU Biology who runs an insect ecology and behavior research labSarah Golding is an Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Research in VCU Biology.  Alvin Bryant is an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising for VCU Biology.

3 Biology Faculty Receive CHS Seed Awards

From the left, Lesley Bulluck, Bill Eggleston, Karen Kester

The College of Humanities and Sciences announced today that three VCU Biology faculty would receive Seed Awards for 2018.  Scott Gronert, Associate Dean for Research writes, “the Seed awards were established to foster the development of successful grant proposals and nationally or internationally peer-reviewed scholarly and/or creative works.”

Assistant Professor Leslie Bulluck (pictured above, left) will receive a Seed award for her project “Using DNA barcoding to measure diet variation of a riparian consumer.”

Associate Professor Bill Eggleston (pictured above, center) will receive a Seed award for his project “Molecular analysis of loss of canalization and habituation in maize.”

Associate Professor Karen Kester (pictured above, right) will receive a Seed award for her project “Save the wasps! Maintaining productive collaborations and nurturing future funding opportunities.”

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