Sarah Gibson Honored with Albert Wood Student Research Award
Sarah Z. Gibson, graduate student, has received the Albert Wood Student Research award at the 76th Annual Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting, held this year in Salt Lake City, Utah. The purpose of this award, named in honor of Dr. Albert E. Wood, is to support student research that involves museum and university vertebrate fossil and/or natural history collections. Recipients of the award conduct collection-based scientific work on some aspect of vertebrate evolution, with special attention given to proposals that greatly enhance the value of fossil material already residing in museum collections.
Sarah is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Kansas, under the guidance of Dr. Hans-Peter Schultze. Sarah studies the evolutionary relationships of ray-finned fishes from the Triassic of North America. Sarah will use the award to visit the fossil collections of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she will examine the extensive collection of fossil fishes from the Triassic and Jurassic of New England.