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Occidental College students and faculty on a research trip to the La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica, June 2017. The group studies plants and animals of the tropical rain forest in an intensive and immersive program.
(Photo by Marc Campos, Occidental College Photographer)

Cheers to Benton Neil Taylor for successfully completing his Ph.D in Ecological and Evolutionary Biology. Congratulations and welcome to the E3B Alumni cohort!


E3B Alumni/Adjunct lecturer, Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant was awarded an official Citation by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and the New York District Attorney’s Office for her contributions to science and community. This is on the heels of a recent publication in The New York Times covering Rae’s research on American Black bears. Congratulations on a well deserved award Dr. Wynn-Grant!! Keep up the excellent work!

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Congrats to E3B alum Eric Yee!! Eric will be starting his PhD at John Hopkins this summer.


Signed, sealed, delivered! 2018 MA graduates handing in their final thesis. A true reflection of the teamwork, comradery and support among our amazing students. Congratulations Grads!!!

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The 2018 M.A. Thesis Presentations. After two years of hard work, our second year MA cohort had the opportunity to present their research to the E3B community. Great work and congratulations to Emily C, Jessica E, Lauren N, Shannon M, Christian R, Alex P, Claire G, Jessica H, Neha S and Adam P !!!

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Cheers to Maressa Takahashi! Maressa has successfully completed her Ph.D with a concentration in Evolutionary Primatology (program coordinator Prof. Marina Cords). Congratulations Maressa and welcome to the E3B Alumni cohort.


Congratulations Amrita Neelakantan!! Amrita recently passed her dissertation defense and is the newest member of the E3B Alumni community!


Congratulations Dr. Duncan Menge who was recently awarded a grant by the Lenfest Junior Faculty Development Committee  to support his work with undergraduate student researchers on the research project entitled, “How does symbiotic nitrogen fixation depend on light?”

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Best wishes to Lauren Naylor who will be representing E3B in the 3rd annual GSAS SynThesis competition, a Columbia-wide competition for MA students to compete for the best thesis. In the three years of this competition, E3B has placed: 3rd (Vijay Ramesh 2016) and 1st and 2nd (Brandi Cannon and Steph Sardelis 2017). Illustrating that E3B students have put out some of the best theses all of GSAS.  Come out and support our fellow E3Bers! Thursday * May 3rd * 4:00-7:00pm * 5th floor of Lerner Hall

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