Julia Bowsher, associate professor of biological sciences, has been named the recipient of NDSU’s Fred Waldron Research Award. The honor recognizes an outstanding faculty member who has made consistent and excellent contributions to research and scholarship in their discipline over time.
Bowsher will be recognized by President Dean L. Bresciani and Provost Margaret Fitzgerald with a plaque during the annual NDSU Celebration of Faculty Excellence event scheduled for Thursday, May 13, at 3 p.m.
“Professor Bowsher’s selection for this award by the Faculty Awards and Recognition Committee speaks to the quality of her research and its impact, not only on her field of study, but also on her students and collaborators,” said Canan Bilen-Green, vice provost for faculty affairs and equity.
Bowsher was nominated by members of the Faculty Success Committee on behalf of the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences, including Lisa Montplaisir, Marius Otte, Ned Dochtermann, Jill Hamilton and Kimi Booth.
“Dr. Bowsher has a strong and consistent record of publication, an exceptional extramural funding record, an excellent mentoring track record and international professional recognition. Taken together, these measures clearly demonstrate Dr. Bowsher's significant contributions to her field and we encourage you to select her for the Waldron Excellence in Research Award,” they wrote.
Bowsher joined the NDSU faculty in 2010. Her previous honors include the NDSU College of Science and Mathematics Excellence in Research Award, two Apple Polisher Awards and a National Academies Education Fellow in Life Sciences.
Bowsher has published 30 journal articles, with several in review. Her work has been published in several high impact journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, Proceedings of the Royal Society and the Journal of Experimental Biology.
Since joining NDSU, Bowsher has been awarded more than $6.6 million in grants, with the majority from the National Science Foundation.
She earned her bachelor’s degree at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; master’s degree in zoology from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; and doctorate in biology at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
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