Dr. Jordan Okie Receives The American Naturalist Award


Posted: May 21, 2014 - 12:00pm

Jordan Okie, Ph.D., a former graduate student of Dr. James Brown and The Program in Interdisciplinary Biology and Biomedical Science (PiBBs) , recently won the 2013 Student Paper of the Year a ward from The American Naturalist . The paper, entitled “General Models for the Spectra of Surface Area Scaling Strategies of Cells and Organisms: Fractality, Geometric Dissimilitude, and internalization,” was selected from eighty eligible papers submitted by first - authored students in the calendar year. Judith Bronstein, Editor - in - Chief, stated, “In extending biological scaling theory to cells and organelles, you are working at a new intersect ion of theoretical and empirical biology that has exciting implications for ecology, evolution and physiology.”

Jordan will receive his award from the American Society of Naturalists at the Society for the Study of Evolution meetings in North Carolina this summer. Currently, he is a postdoc at Arizona State University in Phoenix.