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Sequencing Wild Cat Scat

Ogden Honors students work with Dr. Gary King to "Sequence the City"

It’s not every day that you get to hear students excitedly tell you about how they used fecal samples (aka poop!) to learn more about the gut microbes of wild cats. But you’d have had the special treat of experiencing just that if you visited Rebecca Duhon, Tabitha Kearns and Sadie Thompson’s poster at this year’s LSU Discover Day, an undergraduate research and creativity symposium that took place in the LSU Student Union on April 4.

At LSU Discover Day 2017, 18 students enrolled in Honors 3035 with Gary King this semester presented their research on microbiomes, or the combined genetic material of the microorganisms in a particular environment, from environments across campus and Baton Rouge.

Continue reading at the LSU College of Science blog...