January 9, 2019
Alyssa Grube, MS/PhD student in environmental sciences and engineering at the Gillings School, has received a graduate fellowship from Duke University’s Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM).
Grube’s research proposal, “Lessons From the Environmental Resistome in Galápagos: A One Health Perspective,” is funded for the calendar year 2019 in the amount of $7,500.
“I am honored and grateful for this award from TriCEM, which will directly support analysis of Galápagos wildlife gut microbiome samples,” Grube said. “This work will add to our understanding of antibiotic-resistant organisms in natural systems and the extent to which the environment acts as a reservoir for antibiotic resistance.”
TriCEM, a nonprofit institute exploring the intersection of evolutionary science and medicine, is operated jointly by Duke University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University. The institute serves as an incubator to promote innovative developments in the theory and practice of evolutionary medicine by fostering cross-disciplinary collaborations among Triangle (N.C.)-based scholars, physicians, veterinarians, public health workers and others.
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