Past Harlan Scholarship Winners

Each year, select undergraduate biology majors earn merit-based scholarships supported by the Wilbur V. Harlan Trust. Learn more about the Harlan Research Fellowship and how to apply.



  • Nora Cavanaugh: Best Undergraduate Poster for "Biodiversity in Our Canopies: Modeling Global Distribution of Epiphytes".
  • Ryan Spahn: Best Graduate Poster for "Temporal dynamics in an agricultural plan-herbivore-parasitoid interaction network".



  • Lydia Burnett: Best Undergraduate Poster for Human amylin trafficking and toxicity in pancreatic β cells 
  • Zarafsha Uzzaman: Best Undergraduate Poster for Immunological difference between adult frogs and tadpoles 
  • Amulya Yaparla: Best Graduate Poster for Contribution of the peripheral liver and bone marrow to the myelopoiesis of the amphibian Xenopus laevis 



  • Daphne Koubourli: Best Undergraduate Poster for Functional Analysis of Two IL-8 Isoforms in the Amphibian Xenopus Iaveis
  • Jignasha Rana: Best Graduate Poster for Cryptic diversification in a species-rich Neotropical ant lineage 



  • Ana Ren: Best Undergraduate Poster for Extending the Wings of Wnt
  • Vincent Ficarrotta: Best Graduate Poster for Shedding Light on the Scale Dimorphism and Ultrastructures of Colias eurytheme
  • Reeham Motaher: Best Graduate Poster for Identification of a LIM Homeobox Transcription Factor as a Candidate Regulator of a Calcium Potassium in Caenorhabditis elegans




Previous Harlan Projects