Kristel successfully defended her Master’s thesis in April. Her research has shown that Daphnia can gain some protection from fungal and bacterial parasites by exploiting certain toxins in their algal diets. Kristel is joining Meg Duffy’s lab this fall to explore medicinal diets in more detail as she enters our doctoral program. Kristel has received both an NSF Pre-Doctoral Fellowship and a Rackham Merit Fellowship to support her doctoral work. Congratulations Kristel!