December 2, 2022

Frankel Receives Prestigious First Award Wildlife Grant by Morris Animal Foundation

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tyler Frankel

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tyler Frankel

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tyler Frankel has been awarded a $92,037 First Award Wildlife Grant by the Morris Animal Foundation. Designed to assist early career scientists in establishing a successful research program, the funds from this award will support an intensive two-year project examining the impacts of Virginia coal ash repositories on freshwater wetlands using cutting-edge toxicology and environmental DNA (eDNA) methods. Included in the grant are Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Ben Kisila and Associate Professor of Chemistry Leanna Giancarlo, who will serve as faculty mentors.