Aurora Mokris

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Aurora Mokris
M.S. Student
2019 Haenicke Hall
Mailing address: 
Department of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5410

Aurora is a MS student in the Department of Biological Sciences and her supervising professor is Dr. Silvia Rossbach.  Her areas of study include microbial ecology, bioremediation, and genetic analysis. Her master’s research involves an investigation of the stratified and synergistic communities of microbes surrounding an oil spill in Bemidji, Minnesota. Her efforts will contribute to a better understanding the successive mechanism of oil degradation via microbial metabolism.

Awards and Recognition:
Office of Sustainability Grant Recipient (2019)
Graduate Assistantship Scholarship at Western Michigan University (2019-present)
Life Leadership Conference Rotary District 6290 Service Project feature (2015)
International Baccalaureate Conference of the Americas Service Award (2015) 

Mokris, A. (2019). The Correlation between the Microbiome and Neurodegenerative Disorders such as Alzheimer Disease.