Grants and Awards Received
National Science Foundation to JHL, MEP, and RR. RUI. 2009-2013. Computational and experimental biomechanics: Modeling Non-linear Viscoelastic Behavior of the Vertebral Column of Swimming Elasmobranchs. $400,000.
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. Funding secured for Bioinspirations symposium at 2011 annual SICB meeting. $2000
Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. Funding secured for Bioinspirations symposium at 2011 annual SICB meeting. $1000
American Elasmobranch Society Student Research Award. 2007. $1000.
Holcomb Marine Biology Scholarship, School of Biological Sciences, UC Irvine. 2007. $600.
GAANN Fellowship from UC, Irvine. 2007. $2000.
SICB Grant in Aid of Research. 2007. $1000.
Wainwright Fellowship at Friday Harbor Laboratories. 2005. $3,000.
Field Museum Visiting Student Scholarship with Mark Westneat. 2005. $602.
Friday Harbor with University of Washington financial aid for summer courses. 2004. $1300.
American Elasmobranch Society Student Travel Award. 2003. $200.
Honorary Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2002.
Best Student Paper at Arizona Nevada Academy of Sciences 45th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV April, 2001.
SICB Student Housing for annual meeting in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.
UC Irvine School of Biological Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Travel Award in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.