August 2013 - Jackson Laboratory National Council Award for Scientific Achievement
May 2013 - Jackson Laboratory Community Award
March 2011 - Roy H. Behnke Distinguished Lecturer, University of South Florida
June 8, 1998 - Bult et al., 1996. Science 273:1058 cited as a "Hot Paper in Genetics" by The Scientist
1997 - "Hottest Research of 1996" (based on numbers of literature citations), The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)
1997 - Carl Von Linneaus Lecturer, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
1996 - Discover magazine top 100 science stories for 1996
1994 - National Science Foundation Travel Grant recipient to attend the 6th Congreso Latino Americano de Botanica, Mar del Plata, Argentina
1993-1996 - Appointed an honorary Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution, Laboratory of Molecular Systematics, Washington, D.C.
1989 - Elected full member of the Sigma Xi Research Honor Society
1989 - Awarded full tuition to attend the Sloan Foundation sponsored "Workshop on Molecular Evolution."
1989 - UNH Women's Commission Award for "significant contributions to the advancement of women in the sciences at UNH"
1988 - UNH Dissertation Fellowship Award
1984 - Faculty Award for "Outstanding Senior in Biology," GMU
1984 - Elected to the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society