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Many students are involved with our collaborative project with the Bowden lab to research immunity in turtles.  Our current project focusing on B cells and mucosal immunity is funded by the National Institutes of Health!  We refer to these students as the "Turtle Team".  Meet some of the members and see what they've been up to below!

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Marc Ashford, MS (2018)- Marc was a Master's student in the lab who started the work on this grant.  His thesis was titled "Out of the shell: exploring phagocytic capabilities of the B cell and isolated follicle-like structures in the red eared slider, Trachemys scripta."




Our Turtle Team undergraduates presented at the ISU University Research Symposium in April 2019!

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Beto Araiza, Ceara Abbott and Paige Farchmin






Summer was a busy time for data collection!  Here was the Turtle Team on one of many trips to the field site to collect samples.2019 turtle team.jpg

Ceara, Paige, Haley Fitzsimmons, Whitney Green and Tony Breitenbach