UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Boudaher

Boudaher is studying Rhodococcus equi under the direction of Carrie L. Shaffer, PhD, assistant professor at the Gluck Center.

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Elizabeth Boudaher
Elizabeth Boudaher | Photo: University of Kentucky

Name: Elizabeth Boudaher
From: Sydney, Australia
Degrees and institute where received: BS in animal health and disease, minor in animal nutrition, honors in animal and veterinary bioscience, University of Sydney, Australia.

Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Elizabeth Boudaher decided to take a year off to work in the animal industry. During that time, she consulted with her research supervisor about her options in pursuing a doctoral degree in equine microbiology, the focus of her undergraduate research project.

“He informed me that the best places to study were Melbourne, Ireland, and Kentucky,” she said. “With Lexington being the ‘Horse Capital of the World’ and with UK (the University of Kentucky) having the Gluck Equine Research Center, it only made sense to pick UK

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