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Michaela Barhite

Michaela Barhite wants your blood.  It’s okay – really – because she’s a senior Nutrition major researching the correlation between environmental chemicals and weight gain in college students. And she’s breaking new ground on multiple levels. “So far, I’ve gotten blood from subjects and extracted plasma through centrifugation,” says Barhite who’s becoming familiar with lab work for the first time through conducting experiments that are unprecedented in the college population.

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