This year Tiffany Baiocchi, a PhD student in the Dillman lab received the John M. Webster Outstanding Student Award. This is the highest award that the Society of Nematologists and the Nathan A. Cobb Foundation bestow on a graduate student; recognizing outstanding accomplishments in the awardee’s thesis work as well as other skills necessary to be a well-rounded scholar. The awardee presents a plenary lecture at the annual Society of Nematologists research conference. Tiffany won for her work on host-seeking behavior in insect-parasitic nematodes. She graduated with her PhD. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UCR this summer and is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at Cal State University, Northridge.