SkIO REU student wins award

For the third year in a row, Marc Frischer’s lab has produced the “Best Student Presentation” award winner in Savannah State University’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. student working in Marc Frischer’s lab won the best student presentation award.Molly Bassett (left) with SSU REU coordinator Tara Cox.

Molly Bassett (left) with SSU REU coordinator Tara Cox.

Molly Basset is a student at the University of Kansas.  Her project was titled “Identification of the Causal Agent of Black Gill in Commercially Important White Shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus) in Coastal Georgia Waters through Molecular Methods.” Ashleigh Price was her primary mentor.  As a result of her summer research she was able to obtain the complete sequence of the shrimp Black Gill ciliate’s 18S rRNA gene which supported its identification as an apostome ciliate.

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