By Postcards from the Field
August 26, 2016 - 8:30am
A view of Masaya Volcano, one of Nicaragua's many active volcanoes.
I am studying the relationship between the upper respiratory tract microbiota and influenza infection. This summer, I worked with the Centro Nacional de Diagnóstico y Referencia at the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health to extract genomic DNA from an ongoing household influenza. My research was funded by the Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant.