Awards & Recognitions

Dr. Katja Kasimatis wins the 2021 Dobzhansky Prize

Congratulations Dr. Katja Kasimatis on winning the Dobzhansky Prize!

The prize is awarded annually to recognize the outstanding research accomplishments and future promise of a young evolutionary biologist. Dr. Kasimatis is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cutter and Rowe labs at EEB. Her research focuses on the evolutionary consequences of sex-specific selection and sexual conflict, specifically the impact on genome evolution. She pursues this research using a wide variety of approaches including molecular genetics, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, experimental evolution, and theoretical population genetics. Her work expands our understanding of sexual conflict and furthered nematodes as a model system for reproductive dynamics.