NSF CAREER Award recipient Brian Counterman investigates plasticity, genetic and environmental impacts on butterflies
March 14, 2022
College of Sciences and Mathematics
Brian Counterman from the Department of Biological Sciences conducts research asking insightful questions about the environment, genetics and mating preferences impacting the Dogface Butterfly.
He is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for $1,565,641 for “Physiological genomics of sexually dimorphic developmental plasticity on butterfly wings.”
He explains how his research will a help inspire the next generation of scientists currently in Alabama middle schools through outreach programs.