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Separated since the dinosaurs, bamboo-eating lemurs, pandas share common gut microbes

Congratulations to Dr. Erin McKenney!!! – Erin successfully defended and has accepted a position as a post-doc in Rob Dunn’s lab at NC State! Great work, Erin!

Erin was awarded the 2017 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching! – Congrats, Erin!!!

This marks the first time a BioGrad has won the award since its inception! Read more about it here!

Erin presented at the Creativity in Science Teaching Conference in London!

Her talk was entitled “Student-centered course design leverages creativity for effective, enhanced education.”

Erin was invited to give a talk for the Duke Data and Visualization Services seminar series!

She will give her talk entitled “Holistic Imagery: Summarizing the Big Picture” on October 7th.

Erin was invited to give a talk at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute at the National Zoo!

She will present her talk “A tale of two systems: captive studies of gut microbiota at the Duke Lemur Center and the National Zoo” on October 21st!

Erin received a Biology Grant-in-Aid award!!! – Congrats, Erin!

Erin was awarded the Susan Crissey Memorial Scholarship from the Comparative Nutrition Society!

She will use the travel award to present her bamboo specialists research at the Comparative Nutrition Society Symposium in Puerto Rico from Aug 7-12!

Erin was invited to give a talk at Meredith College!

Her talk was entitled “Microbial Primatology.”

Erin is awarded a Duke University Graduate School Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship!

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