Awarded a position in the program, Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD) of University of Chicago (Starting Summer 2015). This program grant provides funding (full tuition and research funds), mentoring and support for the awardee during the first two years of his Ph.D.
Awarded an Honorable Mention by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) 2015 application (Application Number: 1000229645).
Awarded a position in the AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science
Selected to form part of the Arts, Science & Culture Fellows group.
Westerman*, E.L, N. VanKuren*, D. Massardo, A. Tenger-Trolander, W. Zhang, R. I. Hill, M. Perry, E. Bayala, K. Barr, N. Chamberlain, T. E. Douglas, N. Buerkle, S. Palmer & M. R. Kronforst. Aristaless controls butterfly wing color variation used in mimicry and mate choice. Current Biology, 2018. *Equal contribution.