Michael awarded an HMEI-STEP fellowship!

May 18, 2021

MichaelCongratulations to Michael Schwoerer, who has been named an HMEI-STEP fellow by the High Meadows Environmental Institute!

The fellowship, which supports projects that investigate environmental policy decisions, is designed for graduate students to pursue a two-year certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy. To this end, Michael will be exploring how insect-specific viruses, such as Musca domestica, can be used to target invasive insect species as an alternative to chemical and biology pest control strategies.

Michael says that he is “extremely excited to leverage the Ploss lab's broad virological expertise to develop policy solutions for this pressing environmental issue!”

A full press release can be found here.