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Soleil Young '17 Discovers Tuberculosis DNA in Smithsonian Dental Plaque

Soleil Young '17

Soleil Young '17

August 18, 2017
  

Student researcher Soleil Young '17, a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, discovered tuberculosis DNA in the tartar on the teeth of individuals in a biological research collection in the Smithsonian's Division of Physical Anthropology. Young's efforts were recognized at the SU Honors Convocation in May 2017, when she was honored with the top award for Social sciences—and also the Orlin Prize, the top prize overall.  READ MORE