The Dr. Margarita Metallinou Postdoctoral Travel Award
Dr. Margarita Metallinou was a talented, up and coming evolutionary biologist and herpetologist who was tragically killed in July 2015 while doing fieldwork in Zambia. She had been scheduled to present her latest work at the SSAR meeting later that month at the University of Kansas. The suddenness of her loss has shaken the entire scientific community who lost a promising and gifted researcher as well as a vibrant role-model for aspiring female scientists. To commemorate her legacy, SSAR has launched an effort to establish a Postdoctoral Travel Award endowment in her name.
This permanent endowment will allow post-PhD students from any part of the world to attend a scientific conference in the USA, as Margarita had planned to do. They will be able to present their research at the annual meeting of the world’s largest professional herpetological society and to confer with other scientists in their field. This exposure is essential to establishing a young scientist’s reputation and can often lead to other opportunities including employment. Read more about this campaign on Instrumentl.
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