Daniel Parrell, a Biochemistry Postdoctoral Fellow, Wins GLBRC Outreach and Service Award

Photo of Daniel ParrellGreat Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) researchers Daniel Parrell, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry’s Wright Lab, and Ben Hall, a fifth year doctoral student in the Department of Bacteriology’s Donohue Lab, are the winners of the 2023 Outreach and Service Award in recognition of their contributions to the center’s mission.

The award recognizes GLBRC members who have demonstrated a spirit of generosity in sharing science with the public.

Parrell serves as co-director of the UW-Biocore’s Wisconsin Heights Summer Science Camp, where he was once a camper. He enjoys helping students find their interest in science.

“We all interact with science every single day. We all see the world around us and make conclusions based on the things that we see,” he says.  “It’s really impactful to show kids that you don’t have to be in a lab coat in order to be a scientist. Scientists are people of all races, people of all genders.”

Read the full announcement from GLBRC to learn more about this year’s award recipients.