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WPI Biologist Reeta Rao elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Reeta Rao, a biologist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. She studies the biology of fungal diseases, particularly those caused by Candida, a species of fungi responsible for oral thrush, ear infections, and vaginitis, but which is also the leading cause of serious illnesses among hospitalized patients.
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