As the semester comes to a close we’d like to highlight and celebrate some of the amazing work and achievements of the graduate students and faculty in the Interdepartmental Microbiology Graduate Program!
MGSO had a fun get together this past weekend, that was put on by our events coordinator Faith Seggerman. We did a little hiking, pumpkin/gourd painting, and just hanging out around a bonfire. It was fun!
Congrats to MGSO member Debarpan Dhar who was recently awarded the Lora and Russ Talbot Graduate Fellowship in Veterinary Medicine for 2021. This award aims to encourage and nurture graduate student careers towards post-doctoral research or other full-term employments.
"'Candidatus Chlorobium masyteum', a novel photoferrotrophic green sulfur bacterium enriched from a ferruginous meromictic lake.", and "Congruence testing to validate narrow-band concept inventories in genetics".
"Construction of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniaeP97 Null Mutants" and "Teaching in the Time of COVID-19: Creation of a Digital Internship to Develop Scientific Thinking Skills and Create Science Literacy Exercises for Use in Remote Classrooms".
"Vaginal microbiome and serum metabolite differences in late gestation commercial sows at risk for pelvic organ prolapse", and "Xylanase Supplementation Modulates the Microbiota of the Large Intestine of Pigs Fed Corn-Based Fiber by Means of a Stimbiotic Mechanism of Action".
Dr. Zengyi Shao in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has recieved the Bailey Research Career Development Award for her project "Establishing a Novel Instrumental Model for Elucidating Mitochondrial DNA-Associated Dysfunction and Pathogenicity".