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Krista Dodd earns her M.S.!

Congratulations to Krista Dodd on graduating with her Biology Masters in Science degree! Her thesis project focused on amphibian skin microbiomes and disease at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, WA. She found that chorus frogs have significantly higher levels of chytrid fungus, and different skin microbiomes, than co-habiting spotted frogs. In addition, the chorus frogs' skin microbiomes were correlated with fungal infection, but this pattern was not observed in the spotted frogs, which are less infected. Nice job on your thesis, which combined field, lab, and computational analyses! In addition, thanks for your service as President of the EWU Biology Graduate Student Organization and the Graduate Student Liaison to the Biology Department. Cheers!


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