Oct 1, 2013 (4 years and 7 months ago)


2010 Accomplished Alumni Awardees

Dr. Jack Sullivan received a B.A.

(1985) and M.S. (1990)
in Zoology from UVM. After completing a
Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut and a Postdoc with Dave

Swofford at the Smithsonian

, he
joined the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Idaho. He has risen rapidly through
ranks at the University of Idaho and was promoted to Full Professor in 2008. He has published over 40

has maintained grant support from NSF, and is currently the Editor
Chief of Systematic
Biology. Dr. Sullivan has been a founder of a number of collaborative groups including an Initiative for
Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies, Palouse Ecology, E
volution and Systematics Group, and an
Initiative for Organismal Interactions.
At Idaho, Dr. Sullivan has supervised more than 20 students and
postdocs in his research lab

Dr. Marc Allard received a B.A. in Zoology from UVM in 1983. After completing a
M.S. in Zoology
with Dr. Ira Greenbaum at Texas A&M University he received his PhD in Biology in 1990 from Harvard
University (Cambridge, MA). Dr. Allard was the Louis Weintraub Associate Professor of Biology


at George Washington University,
Washington, DC

from 1994 to 2008. He has had
appointments to the visiting Scientists Program both at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s
Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit (CTFSRU) and in the
Bio Sciences Unit
(CBSU) for approximat
ely 8 years, where he assisted in the anthrax investigations as well as in human
genetics data
basing. Dr. Allard joined the Office of Regulatory Science and the Division of
Microbiology in November 2008
where he uses
DNA sequence information from the gen
omes of food
borne pathogens to identify unique single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), SAAPs and whole proteins
to rapidly identify

various strains of bacteria, particularly
Salmonella, E.
higella and Listeria
. Dr.

specializes in both phylo
genetic analysis and bioinformatics methods, as well as the wet laboratory
methods which generate this genetic information.

An award ceremony recognizing Dr. Sullivan and Dr. Allard will take place in the Fall 2010.

Congratulations to our alumni!


Department of Biology welcomes nominations for graduate and undergraduate Alumni Awards. If you would
like to nominate yourself or someone else, please send name of nominee and reasons why they should be chosen to
Jennifer Jany at

College of Arts and Sciences