Laura Harrington '90
Laura Harrington '90 is one of eight Cornell University faculty members who recently received Provost's Awards for Distinguished Scholarship. Harrington is associate professor of entomology at Cornell.
Provost Kent Fuchs announced the winners of the Provost's Award for Distinguished Scholarship for 2010. The $30,000 awards recognize outstanding tenured faculty members early in their careers for distinguished research and scholarly achievements, combined with their continuing commitment to Cornell.
Harrington conducts research that has an impact upon global health, mosquito biology, epidemiology and disease evolution and ecology. She has also made significant contributions in teaching with such courses as Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Plagues and People, and Malaria Interventions in Ghana, while serving as a mentor to undergraduate research honors students.
A biology major at St. Lawrence, Harrington holds a master's degree from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts.
Posted: May 14, 2010