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Warnell graduate student receives USDA fellowship to study invasive woodwasps

A graduate student in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources has been awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Michael Bordeaux, a doctoral candidate in plant scientist Jeffrey Dean’s lab, received $63,000 for his research on the exotic invasive woodwasp Sirex noctilio.

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture gives training and development awards to pre- and postdoctoral students planning to pursue careers in plant and animal health, food safety, forestry, renewable energy or agricultural systems. Its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative places a high priority on research, education and extension through its competitive grants program.