#WomenInScienceWednesday #IndigenousInSTEM Kat Milligan-Myhre ( @Napaaqtuk) is an Inupiaq scientist studying microbial interactions in the stickleback fish gut. She’s one of roughly 100 Alaska Natives with a Ph.D., and the first to earn a Ph.D. in microbiology.
Kat looks at gut #microbes living in stickleback fish. Some microbes help, and some do harm. Kat researches how changes in these microbes can affect health, as in the case of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. https://rb.gy/f7ys8y 
For more helpful resources on how to decolonize science and increase #diversity in #STEM, check out Kat's website here: https://drkatlab.wordpress.com/resources/women-and-minorities-in-stem/
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