Konetzka Fellowship

2020 Konetzka Fellow: Hannah Hughes

Hannah Hughes is a Ph.D. student in Associate Professor Ankur Dalia's lab at IU. Hannah's research focuses on how Vibrio cholerae cells use appendages called pili to attach to surfaces and how environmental stimuli affect that attachment.

Hannah has enjoyed teaching in IU Biology courses of all levels and appreciates the chance to apply pedagogical theories and approaches she's learned through her coursework with the School of Education. She has particularly enjoyed working with IU instructors to identify difficult areas in a course and then devise and implement strategies to improve student understanding.

Hannah is looking forward to a career in college-level teaching and plans to ultimately serve as an instructor at a primarily undergraduate institution.