Biology senior takes Nicholls back to Capitol Hill

Richard GrabertTHIBODAUX, LA — Nicholls State University biology senior Richard Grabert has been invited to present his research on the presence of pathogenic bacteria in Louisiana seafood as part of the annual Posters on the Hill student research event held April 19-20 in Washington, D.C.

Grabert, a native of Thibodaux, was one of 60 students selected from over 300 applicants to participate at the annual Council on Undergraduate Research event, which takes place at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. His research, titled “Presence of Pathogens Vibrio Vulnificus and Vibrio Parahaemolyticus in Louisiana Seafood,” was conducted under Nicholls Distinguished Service Biology Professor Dr. Raj Boopathy. Grabert is Boopathy’s third biology student to be invited to Posters on the Hill since 2013.