Sarah recently graduated from The Ohio State University with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering. As an undergraduate she joined Dr. Karen Dannemiller’s research team where she began researching air quality in the indoor microbiome. Her specific research has focused on the growth of microbes in carpet dust when relative humidity conditions are varied. Through this project she utilized techniques such as DNA extraction, qPCR and DNA sequencing. She received the Research Scholars Award as well as the Undergraduate Research Fellowship for this research during the summer of 2016.
Sarah will be continuing her research for Dr. Karen Dannemiller while pursuing a Master of Science Degree in the Environmental Science Graduate Program starting Fall 2017.