Splash 2020: Canceled due to COVID-19


NU Splash Biography

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MELISSA MANUS, NU PhD student studying Biological Anthropology




College: Northwestern University

Major: Biological Anthropology

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My interests are in the ecological and evolutionary significance of the microbiome, with a focus on applying our understanding of the microbiome toward improving global public health. Outside of science, my hobbies include running, playing soccer, and hiking with my dog.



Past Classes

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S477: Who Cut the Cheese? The Microbial Science of Cheese Making in Splash 2019 (Apr. 06, 2019)
This introductory science course will discuss the microbial life that exists in, on, and all around us. We will learn why these microbes are important, and explore how they are involved in making cheese.