CEB Committe on Evolutionary Biology

Daniela Palmer awarded SACNAS Student Presentation Award

Daniela Palmer's dissertation work is on the genetics of mimcry in Papilio swallowtail butterflies. She is advised by Marcus Kronforst. 

Congratulations to Daniela Palmer who was recently awarded one of the 2015 SACNAS Student Presentation Awards at this year’s SACNAS National Conference in Washington, D.C.!

SACNAS, or the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, is a professional society founded in 1973 that is dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists. Daniela and other students from the Darwinian Cluster were instrumental in creating a very active SACNAS chapter at the University of Chicago.

Daniela’s presentation, titled “Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics of Mimicry in Papilio Swallowtail Butterflies”, was recognized by the conference judges for her exemplary research and communication skills.