Stephanie Porter, assistant
professor in the School of Biological Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences
at WSU Vancouver, received a $1 million grant from the National Science
Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program. Over the five‑year
grant period, Porter will study the symbiosis between plants and their
beneficial microbes, and how that relationship changes as people domesticate
plants for their own use.
Shobhan Gaddameedhi, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,
received an Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award from the National
Institutes of Health. The award recognizes environmental health research
leaders at the start of their careers to support innovative health research.
Byron Marlowe, clinical assistant professor of hospitality business
management in the Carson College of Business at WSU Tri‑Cities, will
teach and conduct research at the IMC University of Applied Sciences
Krems in Krems an der Donau, Austria, as part of a Fulbright Program
Scholar grant. Marlowe will research tasting offerings and pricing
practices in winery tasting rooms in the spring of 2021.