April 7, 2008
Biology recognizes student excellence
BY Carol Clark
Senior Bhavya Doshi has won the first Darrell R. Stokes Award for Excellence in Biology. The annual $500 award was established to recognize a graduating biology student who has contributed both to the biology department and to the Emory community. It was named in honor of professor Darrell Stokes, who has taught in the biology department for 34 years and is the director of undergraduate studies.
“Bhavya stood out because of the service she has performed,” said biology professor Barry Yedvobnick, who was on the judging committee.
Doshi is an elected member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and has been invited to join Phi Sigma, the biology honor society. She is also a Dean’s Achievement Scholar. Doshi served as a teaching assistant and tutor in the biology department. She also mentored students in chemistry and participated in SIRE, conducting research in the biology lab that is up for honors consideration.