A senior thesis that turned the challenges of COVID-19 into an advantage

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Undergraduate senior Kuziel and Professor Pringle settled on a thesis that turned the challenges of COVID-19 into an advantage: since he couldn’t gather his own data at one national park, he would use previously gathered samples from six animal species — baboons, warthogs, kudu, hartebeest, impala and zebra — at six national parks — Gorongosa in Mozambique, Mpala in Kenya, Kafue National Park in Zambia, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Niassa National Reserve in Mozambique and Nyika National Park in Malawi — to investigate the fungi found in the animals’ intestines.

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