UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Two faculty members in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have been named the recipients of the 2018 Roy C. Buck Faculty Award, which recognizes exceptional articles accepted or published by refereed scholarly journals in the social and human sciences within the past two years.
Molly Hall, assistant professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences, will be recognized for her work in human sciences, while Daniel Brent, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, will be recognized for his work in social sciences.
They will receive their awards, which includes a $2,500 stipend and plaque, during the Gamma Sigma Delta Celebration of Excellence to be held on Thursday, March 28, in 112 Forest Resources Building. The celebration begins with a reception in the atrium starting at 4:30 p.m.; the award ceremony begins at 5 p.m.
In her paper, titled "PLATO Software Provides Analytic Framework for Investigating Complexity Beyond Genome-wide Association Studies,” published in Nature Communications in 2017, Hall looked at infrastructure to support complex genome-related analyses, with a goal of improving knowledge about the genetic and environmental foundations of human disease.