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Teagan Kuzniar: Supporting Appalachia through microbiology


As a senior in high school, Teagan Kuzniar began her research journey after joining a West Virginia University environmental engineering lab. It was here that Kuzniar developed her passion for environmental microbiology.

Kuzniar now spends her time in the Environmental Microbiology laboratory at WVU where she works on her own independent research project that she developed in the summer of 2021 as part of the WVU Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program. The project utilizes quantitative stable isotope probing to explore microbial responses from wetlands to climate warming.

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