Brian Counterman receives $1.5 million NSF CAREER award to investigate plasticity, genetic and environmental impacts on butterflies

Published: March 15, 2022

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Brian Counterman, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, or COSAM, has been awarded a $1.5 National Science Foundation, or NSF, CAREER award.

Counterman’s research primarily centers around the environment, genetics and mating preferences impacting the Dogface Butterfly. The grant will allow Counterman to help share a passion for science with middle school students within Alabama.

The outreach component of Counterman’s grant will be enacted through reaching out to middle school teachers to offer an interactive summer camp, giving a hands-on research experience.

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