AES Blue Fingers Student Awardees
2018 Claire V. Crowther
Ph.D. Candidate
School of Molecular Sciences
Arizona State University

Claire V. Crowther, a Ph.D. candidate in her last year with Professor Mark A. Hayes at the Arizona State University School of Molecular Sciences, has won the inaugural Blue Fingers Award for the most outstanding graduate student paper submitted to the AES Annual Meeting, held at SciX 2018. Claire's research focuses on using electrokinetic forces to probe and separate a variety of biological samples in microfluidic devices. Various projects she works on include the development and implementation of a high-resolution separations device, rapid identification of three of the pathogenic serovars of Listeria monocytogenes, separation of protists present in the hindgut of termites, and probing the effect of various surface treatments on E. coli.