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Lindsay Leverett 2012

Lindsay D. Leverett has received the prestigious ASB Student Research Award ($1000), at the 73rd annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Athens, GA, given for an especially meritorious manuscript presented by the author(s) at the annual meeting. 

Lindsay, also an ECU Graduate Scholar, received the award for her paper, entitled, “Defining cryptic seed heteromorphism in Packera tomentosa (Asteraceae) using seed mass characteristics and germination.”  The work is part of Lindsay’s M.S in Biology thesis, recently approved by the ECU Graduate School and in review for publication in Annals of Botany.

Lindsay is a frequent presenter at ASB, having begun as an undergraduate, mentored by Dr. Michael Woods of Troy University, AL, working on systematics and ecology of the legume genera, Indigofera and Crotolaria.  

This fall, Lindsay begins a doctoral program at Duke University, in Dr. Kathleen Donohue’s lab.

Claudia Jolls is her delighted (but unsurprised) proud mentor and flattered co-author.