Lucas Weaver, a NSF postdoctoral fellow in EEB and affiliate of the U-M Museum of Paleontology, has been awarded the prestigious 2021 Alfred Sherwood Romer Prize for his dissertation work from the University of Washington on the life history of multituberculates, an extinct group of superficially rodent-like mammals. 

Luke summarized his dissertation work as:

The Alfred Sherwood Romer Prize recognizes outstanding scientific contribution in Vertebrate Paleontology by a predoctoral student, and is considered the most prestigious award at this career stage in the discipline. Selection of Romer Prize session participants is based on the scientific value and quality of a submitted abstract summarizing an original research project. The prize is awarded based on the scientific value and quality of the oral presentation of that research during the Romer Prize session at the SVP Annual Meeting. Sourced from