Andrea Garfinkel, Ph.D. students of the Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State University (WSU), recently received the Richard R. and Constance M. Albrecht Fellowship from the WSU Graduate School. This fellowship is open to all active doctoral graduate students in good standing who have successfully passed their preliminary examination, and have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA. Candidates are nominated by the dean of their college and judged based on their peer review publication record, the completion of successful grant proposals and awards, and their service to the institution and community. The fellowship, a $1,500 award, is awarded each year to only 6 to 7 students in the university. Garfinkel’s major professor is Gary Chastagner.