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BU Biology Professor Jennifer Talbot has been awarded the Patricia McLellan Leavitt Research Fund in recognition of her ongoing and anticipated contributions in the area of microbial ecology and global change biology.

This award is designed to support research of one or more non-tenured junior faculty members, or graduate students, in chemistry or biology at the College of Arts and Sciences. The award’s founder, Patricia McLellan Leavitt, M.D., earned her BA (CAS) and MD degrees at Boston University. She spent her career as a practicing physician in the Boston area for over 25 years.

Dr. Talbot plans to use the funds to support her graduate students and postdoc to present their work at national and international conferences.