Amherst College Biology Professor Michael Hood Receives Guggenheim Award

Submitted by Samuel A. Masinter

May 14, 2008
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AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College biology professor Michael Hood is among 190 winners of the 2008 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s 84th annual fellowship competition for the United States and Canada. Hood received one of the prestigious awards in support of his research on the evolutionary ecology and global disease distribution of a fungus that causes a common plant disease.

Spencer Wells sampling DNA

Submitted by Andy Anderson
Spencer Wells takes a DNA sample in Chad.