Candilianne Serrano Zayas, an undergraduate student who conducted her research at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, has been rewarded for winning the Outstanding Research Paper in the Savannah State University’s Bridge to Research program.
Zayas will attend an international science conference in February of 2015 sponsored by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography in Granada, Spain.
Her research project studied the microbiological community present in dolphins and was chosen from 10 others and tied for first place with Darius Sanford, who worked at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and who will also attend the ASLO
Zayas worked in the lab of Skidaway Institute professor Marc Frischer and was mentored by Savannah State University graduate student Kevin McKenzie.
Zayas is a rising junior and biology major at the Universidad Metropolitana in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
She says she plans to complete her bachelor’s degree in Puerto Rico and then
attend graduate school.