Kristine (aka K-Trotta, @kristine_trotta) is rocking it this year! Not only did she pass her quals but she was also awarded the Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Defense (MPHD) Fellowship and named a UCSF Discovery Fellow. This is all on top of being a great mentor to other students in the classroom and in the lab. Here she is today (hoping her PI will stop taking pictures) right before giving a fantastic talk at the MPHD Seminar Series about the role of bacterial cell wall heterogeneity in intermicrobial interactions. We are excited to see what K-Trotta does next!