Arshan Nasir Awarded Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Arshan Nasir, an Informatics PhD Student, is one of 29 students selected to receive the 2014-2015 Dissertation Completion Fellowship through the Graduate College.  Arshan passed his preliminary exams in January 2014, and spent the Spring 2014 semester conducting research at the Universitié Paris-Sud, Institute Génétique et Microbiolgie as a recipient of the Chateaubriand Fellowship.  He recently published a new article based on this work titled “The distribution and impact of viral lineages in domains of life” in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology.  This summer he will also be working as a Research Team Leader in the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) through the Graduate College.