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Suzanne Alonzo, an associate professor in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, was granted tenure at a Dec. 15 meeting of the Board of Permanent Officers, Yale College Dean Mary Miller said in an email.

In her lab, Alonzo uses mathematical modeling to study sexual selection and reproductive behavior, and the “evolution and ecology of male and female reproductive traits,” according to her website. She taught the undergraduate course “Animal Behavior” this fall, and has been at Yale since 2004.

The Board of Permanent Officers is a committee of all tenured, full professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Alonzo’s was the only internal case for promotion considered and approved by the committee.