Packard fellowship for young biologist studying extinction

Biologist Seth Finnegan, an assistant professor in integrative biology at UC Berkeley, has won a 2015 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.

Seth Finnegan

Seth Finnegan

Finnegan is one of 18 young faculty at U.S. universities to receive the Packard fellowship this year. Each will receive a research grant of $875,000 over five years. Recipients are innovative early-career scientists and engineers, according to the Dave and Lucile Packard Foundation, which awards the fellowships.

The Finnegan Lab at Berkeley studies fossils of marine organisms to learn more about extinction and survival in times of rapid environmental change.

Read more about Seth Finnegan and his work on the integrative biology website and the Finnegan Lab website.

Read more about the fellowships on the Packard Foundation website.