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Yonas Tekle

February 2016

Dr. Tekle Spelman College
Yonas Tekle, Ph.D.,  along with sophomore biochemistry major Lydia Gorfu, published a peer-reviewed research article describing a new species of amoeba isolated from freshwater at Arabia Lake in Lithonia, Georgia. The new species, which was discovered from samples students collected during a class excursion, is named after the lake "Arabia," Cochliopodium arabinum. Lake Arabia is a popular field trip site for Spelman's introductory course, BIO 110. In a related work, Dr. Tekle also published two well-received research articles with different undergraduate coauthors.

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