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Miranda McKibben

Graduate Student
Room 1506, Miller Plant Sciences
Research Interests:

My current research is focused on looking for pathogenic yeast species in the environment in Athens. I am looking for pathogenic yeast in wastewater, agricultural fields. and woodlands. I am also testing samples of the pathogenic strains I collect for antifungal resistance.


2023-2024, NIH T32 Genetics Training Grant, UGA, for sampling Athens for pathogenic yeast and testing for antifungal resistance

2021-2022, Ecology and Evolution Fellowship, University of Chicago, Senior thesis research on allelic variation in ash trees associated with resistance to the emerald ash borer.


2022 Admission to PhD Program in Plant Biology Department at the University of Georgia.

2022 B.S. Biology, University of Chicago, with Specialization in Ecology and Evolution. B.S. thesis research: Allelic variation in ash trees associated with resistance to the emerald ash borer.

Of note:

University of Chicago Dean's List 2021-2022

Major Professor

Douda Bensasson

Associate Professor

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