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Butterfly biologist earns award for her work with women, minority scientists

Adriana Briscoe, ecology and evolutionary biology associate professor, uses the beauty of butterflies and their spectacular biology to attract and…

July 1, 2008

Adriana Briscoe, ecology and evolutionary biology associate professor, uses the beauty of butterflies and their spectacular biology to attract and mentor underrepresented minorities in science. For her efforts, she has won a $10,000 Diversity Award from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Guy Fogleman, executive director of FASEB, said Briscoe was chosen from an exceptionally strong pool of scientists. The award is funded by the Burroughs Wellcome fund. Her research has made major contributions to the understanding of butterfly vision as a model for the evolution of color vision.