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Student Profile: Casey Engstrom
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry PhD student in the Faculty of Science
Naturalist, computer nerd, mountain climber.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
Unique opportunity to study snow algae microbiome, friendly supervisor, proximity to mountains.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?
Snow algae blooms cause the snow to melt faster. We want to find out whether they are increasing with climate change, and how widespread they are.
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
Friendly department, excellent research support staff and admin, small close-knit lab group.
Contact Casey: firstname.lastname@example.org