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Graduate student turns love of animals into groundbreaking research

Graduate student turns love of animals into groundbreaking research

By Samantha Jones Toal Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2016

Kathryn Polkoff, a graduate student in animal sciences, stands 6 feet and 4 inches tall.RB No longer does she gear up in her kneepads and Fighting Illini volleyball jersey, but instead in her white lab coat, safety goggles and beakers.However, even when she’s decked out for the lab, she lacks the look of intimidation one m...