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FSU biologist wins $1M Early Career Award from National Science Foundation
Date:3/29/2010

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McGinnis earned her doctoral degree in 2000 from Arizona State University. She has served as a postdoctoral scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington State, and as an assistant research scientist at the University of Arizona.

Florida State hired McGinnis in 2008 as part of a cluster of world-class scientists for the Department of Biological Science's then-new "Integrating Genotype and Phenotype" initiative. Research led by the scientists is aimed at better understanding the mechanisms underlying inheritance and evolution of organisms and the ways in which those processes connect to overall appearance and behavior. The "IGP" cluster is a key part of the university's ongoing "Pathways of Excellence" initiative.

"Karen has been a superb addition to our faculty," said FSU Professor P. Bryant Chase, chairman of the biological science department. "She is highly deserving of the recognition and opportunities that go along with an NSF CAREER Award. What's more, she is also one of the few young scientists whose proposal to the NSF managed to win this hard-to-get honor the first time around."


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Contact: Karen McGinnis
mcginnis@bio.fsu.edu
850-645-8814
Florida State University
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