April 2020: Anna gave a virtual oral presentation and Danielle gave a poster presentation at The University of South Dakota’s Virtual IdeaFest. Kaitlyn was awarded $1,779 through the USD-N3 Student Travel Grant to present at JMIH 2020, which will be postponed until July 2021 due to COVID-19. Kaitlyn was also awarded $2,000 through the USD-N3 Student Research grant to investigate the effects of selenium neurotoxicity in Northern Leopard frogs!
March 2020: Anna was awarded field work travel money through the USD Creative Grant! Undergraduates, Vanessa Weigal and Peyton Keller, were also awarded 2020 UDiscover summer fellowships under Anna and Kaitlyn!
February 2020: Anna and Kaitlyn gave oral presentations at The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting (South Dakota Chapter) in Oacoma, SD. Anna received the ‘Best Open Presentation Award’!
December 2019: Anna and Kaitlyn were awarded travel grants to present at The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting (South Dakota Chapter) in Oacoma, SD in February!
November 2019: Anna passed her oral exam and is now a Ph.D. Candidate. Anna and Kaitlyn also gave oral presentations at the Missouri River Institute Symposium in Vermillion, SD. Danielle was awarded funding through the USD Creative Grant to the analyze the impacts of Ranavirus infection on predator-prey dynamics.
October 2019: Kaitlyn passed her oral exam and is now a Ph.D. Candidate
August 2019: Danielle Galvin joined the Kerby Lab! Danielle graduated from The University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE) in 2019 with a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife.