Investigation of atypical _Aeromonas hydrophila_ prevalence at the organ-, individual-, and pond-level. Swabs were taken from the gills and lower intestines of channel catfish and analyzed using qPCR to detect bacterial DNA. Results from qPCR were used to inform occupancy models to investigate prevalence and non-perfect detection.
As the spring semester wraps up and the 2018-19 school year comes to a close. I am currently prepping for the LAST field season of my doctoral work! I am slated to graduate in May 2020, which means I will be defending my dissertation in February or March, most likely.