Tyson Undergraduate Fellow presents research at Saint Louis University

Jul 27, 2018

Tyson Undergraduate Fellow Derek McFarland presented his research, "Prevalence of Babesia sp. parasites in a population of Carolina Wrens," at the Saint Louis University McNair Summer Research Symposium. In addition to being a Tyson fellow, Derek is a McNair Scholar and a rising junior at Harris-Stowe State University. He gave an impressive talk summarizing his independent project and educating the audience about Babesiosis, an emerging tick-borne disease. Great job, Derek! 

 Derek explains how he looks for  Babesia  parasites in avian red blood cells.

Derek explains how he looks for Babesia parasites in avian red blood cells.

 Way to go, Derek!! Derek's research teammates, mentors, and Tyson staff were there to support him. (Left to right: Julia Berndt, Anirudh Gandhi, Olivia Arias, Letícia De Souza Soares, and Solny Adalsteinsson. Not pictured: Kayla Wallace and Beth Biro.)

Way to go, Derek!! Derek's research teammates, mentors, and Tyson staff were there to support him. (Left to right: Julia Berndt, Anirudh Gandhi, Olivia Arias, Letícia De Souza Soares, and Solny Adalsteinsson. Not pictured: Kayla Wallace and Beth Biro.)