Undergraduate, Earth and Environmental Science
PPEH Fellow 2017-2018
2017 - 2018
Sabrina Elkassas is an Undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Earth and Environmental Science with a concentration in Geology. She is also on the Pre-medicine track. She is currently working on her thesis that aims to bridge a gap between medicine and geology. Using already isolated strains of chemosynthetic bacteria, as well as cultivation of natural samples from deep sea vents, she is investigating how these bacteria can be used for bioremediation of the physical and chemical health hazards of asbestos.