A sunny 24th July saw TRB-lab students Emily Glendenning, Gabriela Hadjuk and Clair Bennison graduate with their respective degrees. Friends and family celebrated together at the University of Sheffield, with a warm congratulations from Mike Siva-Jothy, Head of Animal Plant Sciences.

Graduates 2014 – Gabi, Clair and Emily. (Left to right)

Emily Glendenning was thrilled to be awarded a first class undergraduate masters degree with honours in Biology (MBiolSci). Emily has since been offered a contract to work as a Research Technician within the TRB-lab at the University of Sheffield, looking into the reproductive traits of galliforme birds.

Gabriela Hadjuk was also offered a first class undergraduate masters degree in Animal Behaviour (MBiolSci). Gabi will be continuing her studies in Edinburgh with a PhD studying inbreeding and infidelity in an Australian passerine, undertaking several months of research at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Clair Bennison recieved her doctorate after spending 4 years studying ‘Sperm Morphology and Success in the Zebra Finch’. Clair now holds a position as a Post-Doctoral Researcher within the TRB-lab here at the University of Sheffield.

With the successes of this years TRB-lab students, we are keen to welcome on board our two new Masters students for the year 2014-15 and anticipate the successes of current PhD students Elspeth Kenny and Tania Mendonca.