CEID PhD student receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

David Vasquez is among a record-setting 20 from UGA to receive Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation in 2017. These highly competitive fellowships—only 2,000 were awarded out of more than 13,000 applicants nationwide—provide funding for three years of study and research for outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.

David, co-advised by Vanessa Ezenwa and Andrew Park, is pursuing his doctorate as part of the Interdisciplinary Disease Ecology Across Scales program. His research interests include disease ecology, social network theory, animal behavior, co-infection dynamics, ecoimmunology, and ecophysiology.