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# Ailene MacPherson Wins 2022 James F. Crow Early Career Researcher Award

We are delighted to announce that Ailene MacPherson has won the 2022 James F. Crow Early Career Researcher Award. This award recognizes her exceptional work as a recent doctoral graduate in the field of genetics.

"Crow and Kimura’s text on population genetic theory has a played an important role in my appreciation of evolutionary theory," says Ailene. "[I feel so] honoured to get to stand on the shoulders of these giants."

Ailene's research examines the evolution of infectious diseases through a mathematical and statistical perspective. She is currently a member of the MAGPIE Research Group and BC COVID-19 Modelling Group.

Congratulations on this well-deserved award, Ailene! We look forward to seeing your future achievements.

*Check out Ailene's James F. Crow Early Career Researcher Award Finalist Lecture below:*