Daniel Becker

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2018 Daniel Becker, a recent doctoral graduate in ecology, is recognized for his explorations of food subsidies and infectious disease both broadly and in vampire bats. In Latin America, vampire bat populations have expanded during recent decades in response to the...

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David K. Thomson

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2017 David K. Thomson, a recent doctoral graduate in history, is recognized for his groundbreaking scholarship on financing of the American Civil War, which cost the federal government $3.2 billion. Thomson traveled across the U.S. and globally to understand the role of...

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Sarah Budischak

Robert C. Anderson  Memorial Award 2016 Sarah Budischak, a recent doctoral graduate in ecology, studies the disease transmission and health implications of parasitic infections. Her dissertation research on the consequences of coinfection—the simultaneous infection of a host by multiple pathogens—in wild African buffalo required extensive field...

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Arnab Banerji

Robert C. Anderson  Memorial Award 2016 Arnab Banerji, a recent doctoral graduate in theater and film studies, is recognized for his scholarship on Asian performing arts, Indian cinema and Indian popular culture. His doctoral dissertation, Setting the Stage: A Materialist Semiotic Analysis of Contemporary Bengali Theatre...

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Danielle Atkins

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2015 Danielle Atkins, a recent doctoral graduate in public administration and policy, has already made numerous substantial contributions to her field. She has worked for several years to understand how policies related to women’s reproductive health influence their decision-making and health outcomes....

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Tore Olsson

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2014 Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Award 2014 Tore Olsson, a recent doctoral graduate in history, has made numerous important contributions to the fields of modern U.S. and Mexican political and diplomatic history and transnational history, and he has conducted interdisciplinary scholarship in food, agricultural and...

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Daniel Streicker

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2013 Daniel Streicker, a doctoral graduate in ecology, made extraordinarily important contributions to the field of infectious diseases while studying at UGA, where he continues his fine work as a postdoctoral researcher. Streicker’s research focuses on viruses that “jump” between species, such...

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Franklin Leach

Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Award 2012 Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2012 Franklin Leach, a recent doctoral graduate in chemistry, developed and refined new mass spectrometry methods for the structural characterization of glycosaminoglycan (GAG) carbohydrates, a particularly difficult target for such analysis. These biomolecule chains exist on the surfaces of...

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