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  • White pine cells in pelletized whitetail deer fecal matter under a polarized light
      microscope. Image Credit: Grace Parikh

    The Prettiest Poop You’ll Ever See (Trust Us)

    There’s a method to my microhistology. Grace Parikh is used to people raising their eyebrows when she explains what she does. "People are like, ‘You do what?’" she explains, laughing.
    Parikh is finishing her doctoral studies in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (SFRES) at Michigan Technological University (she defended her dissertation this week). In her research, she uses a methodology called microhistology to analyze population trends in whitetail deer.

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