FSU Student Mariah Pritts Wins Award for Research

Apr 22, 2024 2:17 PM

Mariah Pritts' presentation on a big screen

Congratulations to Mariah Pritts, a graduate student of the Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology program, on her second-place award for research at the joint meeting of The Helminthological Society of Washington and the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists at the Virginia Military Institute April 18-20. Pritts’ presentation was titled “The Use of Lectins and Fluorescence Microscopy to Reveal Carbohydrate Arrangements on ‘Brugia malayi’ Anatomy.” Her mentor is Dr. Rebekah Taylor, an associate professor in the Department of Biology.

Sonja Barber, a graduate student in the same program, also gave an oral presentation at the meeting. Undergraduate students Andrew Held and Cory Rowden presented posters. Each student is mentored by Dr. Kate Sheehan, an assistant professor in the Biology Department.

Funding for travel to the meeting was supported by the David Morton Memorial fund for Undergraduate Research (FSU Foundation).