Alumna Wins Bartholomew Award

Oct. 12, 2012                         

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Alison Sweeney, from Illinois Wesleyan University's Class of 2001, has been awarded the Bartholomew Award by the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.

The George A. Bartholomew Award is a society-wide award for early Integrative Biology doctorates. It may be awarded annually for distinguished contributions in the fields of comparative physiology and biochemistry or to related fields of functional integrative biology. The Chair of the Division of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry appoints an Award Committee that judges the candidates. Candidates can apply directly or be nominated. Eligible candidates are those who have completed their doctorate within the past seven years. The winner is invited to present a special address at the annual meeting of the society. Sweeney will give the keynote address at the meeting in January of 2013.

Sweeney graduated from IWU as biology and Russian double major and then earned her master's degree in biology from Duke University. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, at the University of Pennsylvania.

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