The Award
  The ADRIANA award is given annually to the best excellence in research project that has utilized Drosophila as a model organism. The award consists of a cash prize of $500 and a plaque.
  To be eligible for the award you must meet the following the requirements.
  1. You must have completed an Excellence in Research Project in the Spring of the award year.
  2. The project must be carried out in the laboratory of any member of the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.
  3. The focus of the research can be in any area but must use Drosophila as the study organism.
  Faculty in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology that are currently doing research with Drosophila include Professors, Ayala, Bradley, Briscoe, Jafari, Long, Mueller, Ranz, Rose, and Thornton.
  Past Recipients
  1994 - Hideko Yashiro & Hsiao-Wei Chen
  1995 - Daniel Templin
  1996 - Wendy A. Oshiro
  1997 - Uyen N. Dang
  1998 - Nam T. Vu
  1999 - Erin Gass & Michael Simison
  2000 - Christine Han, "Does hemolymph volume vary between desiccation selected D. melanogaster and their controls?"
  2001 - Phuong Nguyen, "The relationship between feeding rate and foraging path lengths in populations of Drosophila melanogaster selected for ammonia and urea resistance"
  2002 - Nahida Sidey, "The effect of ammonia on the foraging path lengths of Drosophila melanogaster larvae"
  2003 - Justin Hong, "Effects of nutrition on late-life fecundity plateaus in Drosophila melanogaster"
  2005 - Parvin Shojaeian, "The physiology of late-life in Drosophila melanogaster"
  2006 - Behnood Khodyari, "Evaluating Metabolic Rate as a Rule of Investigation for Anti-Aging Pharmacology"
  2007 - Sean Sepulveda, "The relationship between injury, stress resistance, reproduction, and aging in Drosophila melanogaster"
2008 - Navid Doktormomtaz, "Comparative Analysis of Pacing-Induced Heart Failure in Drosophila Populations"
  2009 - Nicholas Juni, "Determining the effects of body content and demographics on cardiac function in Drosophila melanogaster"
  2010 - Alan Estero,"The effect of demography, body content and aging on heart function in Drosophila melanogaster"
  2011 - Xuan Tran, "Fertility as a predictor of death in male Drosophila melanogaster"
  2012 - Marjan Koosha, "Starvation resistance in Drosophila melanaogaster: patterns of forward selection on diverse population size"
  2014 - Angelica Stamegna, "Genetic indicators of ecological speciation in populations of Drosophila melanogaster"
  2016 - Amirali Jaberyzadeh, "Integrative analysis of chromosomal inversions in the Drosophila melanogaster species group "

2010 Adriana receipient

2010 Receipient Alan Estero (right) and graduate student mentor Parvin Shahrestani