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Alfred Parson Mower Scholarship

Rishabh Sethia, 2014 Mower Recipient

Rishi Sethia
Rishi Sethia. Courtesy photo

Rishabh "Rishi" Sethia graduated in 2014 with Highest Distinction in Biology and Neuroscience. Rishi participated in the Integrated Freshman Learning Experience Program (IFLE) and the Science, Technology, and Research Scholars Program (STARS). As a STARS student, Rishi worked in the laboratory of Dr. Preston Garraghty from July 2010 until this May when he graduated. In the Garraghty lab, Rishi investigated the effect of gonadal hormones on neural plasticity following sensory deprivation. He was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa National Honorary Society, was a Founders Scholar, and earned an Elvis J. Stahr Distinguished Senior Award. Rishi is now a medical student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Bitan Mohari, 2014 Mower Recipient

Bitan Mohari
Bitan Mohari at the Rocky Mountains during the summer 2014. Courtesy photo

Bitan is a member of Professor Clay Fuqua’s laboratory. She studies the role of key flagellar proteins and multiple flagellins important for motility in Agrobacterium tumefaciens. She has been an associate instructor for three courses: L112 Biological Mechanisms, M350 Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry, and M315 Microbiology laboratory. Bitan coauthored a paper that appeared in the May 2014 issue of Frontiers in Plant Science.

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