Entomology Doctoral Student Jackson Turner Receives GATE Fellowship

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Jackson Turner, a doctoral student concentrating in entomology in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the Herbert College of Agriculture, is announced to receive the Graduate Advancement and Training Education (GATE) fellowship from the UT-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute. This fellowship allows Turner to support the Biological Monitoring and Abatement Program (BMAP) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory with his research endeavors.

Turner’s research aims to uncover connections between water quality and aquatic biodiversity. Using innovative methods like bulk metabarcoding and eDNA sequence analysis, Turner is studying the diversity of underwater life in Oak Ridge Reservation watersheds. Turner’s work will provide valuable insights into biological and environmental trends.

The GATE fellowship is a competitive program that helps support graduate students in their research pursuits. To learn more about the GATE fellowship program, visit utorii.com/apply-for-gate.