The Graduate School has awarded Tyler Frankel one of sixteen Graduate School All-S.T.A.R. (Scholarship, Teaching, Administration, Research) Fellowships for the academic year 2016-2017.
Tyler is a third year Ph.D. candidate studying the effects of progestins on the reproductive behavior, morphology, and fecundity of multiple freshwater fish species under the mentorship of Dr. Edward Orlando. Over the past three years, he has presented at eight scientific conferences and has served as graduate mentor for seven undergraduates, several of which have completed independent research projects and successfully presented at professional meetings. His accolades include a 2015 and 2016 CPRC-SETAC 1st Place Poster Competition Award, the 2015 UMD-ANSC Annual Symposium 1st Place Poster Contest Award, a CRPC-SETAC Student Travel Award, a SETAC Student travel award, a Joseph Soares travel award, and a COSMOS Scholars Grant. He has served as a TA for ANSC255 and ANSC455, and has given guest lectures in several other courses. He has served as the graduate representative on the UMD Search Committee for the AGNR Dean and secretary for the UMD Gamma Sigma Delta honors society. Tyler’s research has been successfully published in Environmental Science and Technology and General and Comparative Endocrinology.