Bianca Prohaska wins Guy Harvey Scholarship

Bianca Prohaska, a doctoral student of Dr. Dean Grubbs, was just awarded a 2014 Guy Harvey Scholarship, which is funded by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and administered by Florida Sea Grant. There was strong competition this year, with over 50 applicants for the award. Bianca’s application package was outstanding and was rated very highly by a selection committee comprised of faculty from three Florida universities and by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. The award includes $5,000 to support her research, “Reproductive and Stress Physiology of Deep Demersal Sharks in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico,” and a framed scholarship certificate signed by Dr. Guy Harvey. Please join me in congratulating Bianca for this marvelous award. If you have some time, you might also like to read her recent publication: Prohaska, BK, PCW Tsang, WB Driggers III, et al. 2013. Assessing reproductive status in elasmobranch fishes using steroid hormones extracted from skeletal muscle tissue. Conservation Physiology Vol. 1: