Two alumni of the Biological Discovery in Woods Hole program have been awarded three-year NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Loranzie (LJ) Rogers and Jacey Van Wert were selected from over 12,000 applicants and are two of 2,000 awardees nationally. The fellowship program supports graduate research training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Both Rogers and Van Wert have returned to MBL for consecutive summers to conduct research in Whitman Scientist Allen Mensinger’s lab. Van Wert will be attending the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she’ll study how climate change and other anthropogenic influences are affecting the ecology and evolution of marine fishes. Rogers is attending the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where he is studying the effect of anthropogenic sound and self-generated movement on marine fish sensory system physiology.
Photo caption: Recipients of NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Jacey Van Wert, left, and Loranzie (LJ) Rogers, right, near Eel Pond, outside the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Marine Resources Center. Credit: Sarah Lawhun