Congratulations Tom Hill!

Tom is the recipient of Max Kade Fellowship for his proposal entitled “'The pathogenicity and host response of Drosophila innubila Nudivirus.”  The goal is to establish Drosophila innubila nudivirus (DiNV) as the DNA virus model for Drosophila.  This work will allow us to understand how other DNA viruses, such as Herpes viruses and Pox viruses, interact with the host, so we can better understand these human diseases.  Tom is also the recipient of an Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy Award for Excellence 2016 for his doctoral dissertation entitled 'Hybrid dysgenesis in Drosophila simulans associated with a rapid global invasion of the P-element.”