Banner: Image: Silke Andresen awarded the 2022 "William Jackson and Jane Marshall Payne Graduate Fellowship in Microbiology" during our annual Jack Payne Alumni Seminar by alumna Dr. Chelsey VanDrisse on November 3, 2022. The William Jackson (Jack) and Jane Marshall Payne Graduate Fellowship in Microbiology was established by the family and friends of Jack and Jane Payne in recognition of their many contributions to the Department and Microbiology. The award recognizes graduate students who demonstrate excellence in research and professional presence. Silke also successfully defended her dissertation the same day! Congratulations Dr. Andresen!