Geldart awarded Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship

Feb. 23, 2015 - Katie Geldart, a chemical engineering graduate student, is among a select group of recipients of the 2015-16 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) awarded by the University of Minnesota Graduate School. The IDF provides a unique opportunity for outstanding doctoral students conducting interdisciplinary research to benefit from interaction with faculty members at one of the University's interdisciplinary research centers or institutes. Each year, approximately 15 or 20 graduate students across various disciplines at the University of Minnesota are awarded Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships. The award includes a stipend and tuition benefits for the 2015-16 academic year. Geldart is working with Professor Yiannis Kaznessis, a faculty member of CEMS and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine. Geldart's research involves modifying probiotic bacteria to produce antibiotic molecules inside the gastrointestinal tract of mammals. This is a promising, alternative antibiotic technology.

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