Aline Sartor Chicowski and Katerina Holan were honored with a "Research Excellence Award"

Aline Sartor Chicowski and Katerina Holan just finished their PhDs in the Whitham Lab and were honored with a Research Excellence Award.

Katerina Holan, Steven Whitham and Aline Sartor Chicowski in the 2023 Fall Graduation ceremony.

The purpose of these awards is to recognize graduate students for outstanding research accomplishments as documented in their theses and dissertations. These students are also expected to be academically superior and able not only to do research, but also to develop a well written product. The intent of this program is to recognize "the best of the best" graduating students who have submitted theses and dissertations.

What's next for Aline and Kat?

Aline has accepted a position with Corteva Agriscience™ as a Research Scientist in the Biotechnology - Trait Discovery/Disease Resistance department, and Kat is working as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Michelle Graham (USDA).

Congratulations, Dr. Chicowski and Dr. Holan!