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One of two in the nation

EEB grad student wins new
Marshall Sherfield Fellowship

Peter D. Olson, a graduate student working with Professor Janine Caira in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been awarded a Marshall Sherfield Fellowship.

The fellowship is one of two new one-year postdoctoral fellowships offered by the Marshall Aid Commission to mark the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, the plan to rebuild Europe following World War II with support from America.

The fellowships, funded by the British Government and administered by the Marshall Commission, are in addition to the 40 regular Marshall Scholarships. They are available to American scientists holding a Ph.D. in any scientific field and wishing to study at an institution in the United Kingdom.

Olson will begin the fellowship next October at the Natural History Museum in London, where he will collaborate on a project to elucidate the evolutionary relationships of tapeworms.

Renu Aldrich