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Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Korin Rex Jones

Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Korin Rex Jones

Korin Rex Jones is one of our 2023 Stengl-Wyer Scholars. Korin is a microbial community ecology researcher fascinated by the role the microbiome can play in health and development across a wide variety of host organisms. He works in the labs of Dr. Nancy Moran and Dr. Jeff Barrick. As part of the Stengl Wyer Endowment, the Stengl Wyer Postdoct...
Meet Stengl-Wyer Fellow: Xinyi Yan

Meet Stengl-Wyer Fellow: Xinyi Yan

Tell us where you came from before UT, and what you studied then? I was born and raised in the Yangtze Delta region in China, where the lush nature started my interests in botany. In my undergrad, I studied Biology and Applied Math at UCLA, and did research with Gaurav Kandlikar in Nathan Kraft’s lab group. I integrated my training in math and ecol...
Meet Stengl-Wyer Fellow: Kristina Black

Meet Stengl-Wyer Fellow: Kristina Black

Diving on a healthy reef at Orpheus Island Research Station in Australia, 2019 (photo: Misha Matz) Kristina Black is one of our 2023 Stengl-Wyer Fellows. She is a PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Misha Matz. Kristina talks here about her broad undergraduate research leading to her passion of researching genetic adaptation for coral restorati...
Applications open for 2023-2024 Stengl-Wyer Graduate Fellowships

Applications open for 2023-2024 Stengl-Wyer Graduate Fellowships

The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2024 Stengl-Wyer Graduate Fellowships competition! ABOUT THE AWARD The Stengl-Wyer Graduate Fellowships fund doctoral candidates pursuing dissertation research on the diversity of life and organisms in their natural environments, acr...
Announcing the 2023 Stengl-Wyer Scholars, Fellows and Grant Awardees

Announcing the 2023 Stengl-Wyer Scholars, Fellows and Grant Awardees

Funded by the Stengl-Wyer Endowment, the Stengl-Wyer Scholars Program provides up to three years of independent support for talented postdoctoral researchers in the broad area of the diversity of life and/or organisms in their natural environments. The endowment also supports the Stengl-Wyer Fellowship Program, year-long fellowships for doctoral ca...
Applications open for 2023-2024 Stengl-Wyer Scholars Program

Applications open for 2023-2024 Stengl-Wyer Scholars Program

The College of Natural Sciences is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Stengl-Wyer Scholars Competition! Recent PhDs are invited to apply for distinguished postdoctoral positions to study the diversity of life and/or organisms in their natural environments at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), ...
Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Christopher Hemingson

Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Christopher Hemingson

Chris lays a transect tape along the reef crest. This is one of the most common techniques used to quantify the cover of various substrates (e.g. corals, sand, rubble, etc.). Photo credit: Victor Huertas Christopher Hemingson is one of our 2022 Stengl-Wyer Scholars who is working with Dr. Simon J. Brandl at the Marine Science Institute. As part ...
Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Chatura Vaidya

Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Chatura Vaidya

Chatura Vaidya is one of our 2022 Stengl-Wyer Scholars who is working with Dr. Shalene Jha and Dr. Amelia Wolf. As part of the Stengl-Wyer Endowment, the Stengl-Wyer Postdoctoral Scholars Program provides up to three years of independent support for talented postdoctoral researchers in the broad area of the diversity of life and/or organisms i...