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Ahna Skop honored with UW Distinguished Teaching Award

CALS geneticist Ahna Skop is among 12 UW-Madison faculty members selected to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators. The recipients were recently announced via UW-Madison News.

Ahna Skop, associate professor of genetics, Chancellor’s Inclusive Excellence Award

Associate professor of genetics Ahna Skop. Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison.
Associate professor of genetics Ahna Skop. Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison.

Ahna Skop has been a leader in advocating for student diversity and inclusiveness at UW-Madison for more than a decade. Aside from being internationally recognized for her work as a geneticist and cell biologist, Skop acts as a role model for underrepresented students who might otherwise not be interested in genetics. Since 2009, she has mentored the research projects of 11 underrepresented undergraduate and Summer REU students, including students from Native American groups.

The 2016 UW Distinguished Teaching Awards will be presented by Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf at a ceremony at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 16 in the Fluno Center at 601 University Avenue. Registration is free and open to the public.

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