American Society of Naturalists

A membership society whose goal is to advance and to diffuse knowledge of organic evolution and other broad biological principles so as to enhance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences.

2020 Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigator Awards

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Stephen De Lisle, Moises Exposito-Alonso, María Natalia Umaña Medina, Diana Rennison
Stephen De Lisle, Moises Exposito-Alonso, María Natalia Umaña Medina, Diana Rennison

The American Society of Naturalist’s Young Investigator Award is in honor of Jasper Loftus-Hills, a young scientist who died tragically 3 years after receiving his PhD. This award goes to applicants who completed their PhD three years preceding the application deadline or are in their last year of a PhD program.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s recipients of the ASN Young Investiagor Awards are:

•    Stephen De Lisle: https://www.biology.lu.se/stephen-de-lisle
•    Moises Exposito-Alonso: https://www.moisesexpositoalonso.org/
•    María Natalia Umaña Medina: https://lsa.umich.edu/eeb/people/faculty/maria-natalia-umana.html
•    Diana Rennison: https://biology.ucsd.edu/research/faculty/drennison

We are very much looking forward to their participation in the ASN YIA symposium at the annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, this June.

For some background on the award, see the Jeremy Fox, former chair of the nominating committee, blog about the experience. As he says, "The strength and diversity of the winners reflect the strength and diversity of the applicant pool, both in terms of their research areas and demographics."