Awards & Achievements
Young Researcher of the Year
2009 Recipient - Rees M. Kassen
Rees Kassen, associate professor, Department of Biology and University Research Chair in Experimental Evolution was selected for his valuable contribution to the fields of genetics and evolution. Dr. Kassen studies the evolutionary process as it unfolds by using microbial populations such as bacteria, algae and fungi. He aims to develop a general, working theory of adaptation that could be applied to the emergence of new infectious diseases like SARS and West Nile Virus.