The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral candidates working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and impactful.
ecology and evolutionary biology
In a new study, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Ph.D. alumnus Michael Grundler found evidence that snake species rapidly diversified in the wake of the extinction of the dinosaurs using secrets locked in the species’ genome.
Bees and other insects are crucial for the reproduction of many plant species, but roads often impose obstacles to this vital function. Rackham students Gordon Fitch and Chatura Vaidya studied this problem and proposed some solutions.
Bats are a potential source of the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19, but a different affliction is ravaging their own populations. One Rackham researcher wants to help them—and help people grasp their importance to our ecosystem.
Few mammals are as ubiquitous as the squirrel, but what makes them act the way they do? Rackham student Amy-Charlotte Devitz takes us into the mind of the bushy tailed rodent.