Carbon Fellow David Baltrusaitis Wins CUR Biology Travel Award
Carbon Fellow and recent Loyola grad David Baltrusaitis recently won a Student Travel Award from the Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Under the mentorship of Catherine Putonti and John Kelly, David conducted genetic research using bacteria. The travel award helped to fund David's trip to Denver this past May to present his project titled, "Assessing the Prevalence of the CRISPR/Cas Systems in the Environment," at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. The Biology Division of CUR granted only seven such awards last year. Congratulations to David and his mentors.