Seward Award

2022 Seward Award Recipient: Wendy Deras

Wendy Deras is a first-generation, second-year Latina student studying biology on a pre-M.D./Ph.D. track. She works as an undergraduate teaching assistant for ASURE’s genetic engineering class under the mentorship of Dr. Mike Manzella.

Last year Wendy was a student in Dr. Manzella’s lab, and for her semester-long project chose to assess the prevalence of Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes in Indiana.

This summer Wendy will be traveling across the country where she will be studying and researching sustainability practices among Costa Rican researchers.