Ikuma wins 2011 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Fourth year graduate student Kaoru Ikuma has won the 2011 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Duke Graduate School. She was selected by committee of graduate deans, faculty, and graduate students from a highly competitive pool of nominees in recognition of her consistent record of good mentoring practices. Kaoru is studying with Assistant Professor Claudia Gunsch, and her research focuses on the genetic evolution of bacteria following their exposure to environmental contaminants for the development of novel remediation technologies.