Undergraduate Research Assistant
Caroline Pitts is a 2022 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a double major in Biological Sciences and English, and she plans to earn her Master's in Public Health. Caroline joined the Achee-Grieco Laboratory in the Fall of 2019 and the REDI-NET program in the Spring of 2021. Within the REDI-NET program, Caroline developed comprehensive reports on the potential biohazards in Belize and Florida, worked on tick imaging and identification on the Vectech IDX, tick sample processing, and gDNA sequence analysis. Additionally, Caroline used REDI-NET standard operating procedures to identify pathogens of human interest in tick samples collected in the Corozal and Orange Walk Districts in Belize by the Belize Vector and Ecology Center (BVEC).