Nira Rahman, Wilson Lab (Class of 2018)

Nira is a junior working towards a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science, and a Master’s in Geographic Information Science (GISc) in the BS/MS accelerated program at CUNY Lehman College. In addition to studying the spatial relationships between people and the environment, she has a keen interest in ecology and interactions between organisms. This summer she will be working with the Wilson lab, testing whether specific MHC alleles in seahorses allow for greater fitness with microbes in the wild versus with microbes under experimental conditions. She’s excited for the work that lies ahead (the seahorses just came in!) and to be working with the BUEE staff.