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Biology Ph.D. Student Arianna Kuhn wins Henri Seibert Award


Arianna Kuhn (EEB subprogram of Biology PhD Program, American Museum of Natural History) won the Henri Seibert Award for best student paper given in Evolution & Systematics at the annual meeting (2016) of the Society for the Study of Amphibians & Reptiles (SSAR).   The meeting took place in New Orleans in summer 2016. "I am very grateful to the CUNY Graduate Center for providing funding for travel and attendance at this meeting via the 2016 Doctoral Student Research Fund" says Ms. Kuhn. "My dissertational work broadly focuses on the origins of endemic biodiversity in Madagascar. Specifically, I am trying to identify patterns of diversification across the island and the underlying evolutionary mechanisms that have generated this extreme diversity, using one of the island's most speciose groups - the pseudoxyrhophiine snakes!"



Pictured: Dr. Sara Ruane (Project collaborator and CUNY GC graduate), Arianna Kuhn, and Dr. Frank Burbrink (Associate Curator of Herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History & CUNY GC Affiliate)  


Arianna Kuhn, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, July 2016 (Frank Burbrink)
 

Submitted on: OCT 31, 2016

Category: Biology | Science Programs