Congratulations to Ochana Otto, Dimensions of Biodiversity High School Fellow

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 10:09

Congratulations to high school student Ochana Otto, a DoB High School Fellow from Tucson High Magnet School!

Ochana, who emigrated from Sudan in 2006, has worked in the Arnold lab to study the effects of endohyphal bacteria on plant-endophyte interactions. A rising senior at Tucson High Magnet School and a member of Margaret Wilch's Honors Research Methods course, Ochana is also recognized locally as an award-winning poet. In his first science fair experience, Ochana won 2nd place at the Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair, as well as a cash award. With research support from the DoB collaboration between the UA School of Plant Sciences and THMS, Ochana will join our lab for the summer of 2011 through the competitive UA KEYS program, a partnership for science training sponsored by the University of Arizona's Bio5 institute and the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center. We are thrilled to be working with such an outstanding student. Welcome and congrats, Ochana!