Kirsten Jensen, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the Biodiversity Institute, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Henry Baldwin Ward Medal from the the American Society of Parasitologists (ASP). This award is in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of Parasitology.
The award, established in 1959, is named for H.B. Ward, the society's first president and founder of the Journal of Parasitology, and is the highest research award presented by the society. Dr. Jensen will be the 51st H.B. Ward medalist, and the 3rd woman to receive this distinction, when she receives the award at the ASP’s 89th annual meeting, set for July 24–27 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
An exhibit about Kirsten's work, including parasite art made from hand-colored electron microscope images, is on view at the KU Natural History Museum.