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The Bess Lab

Discovering & Engineering Microbiome Chemistry 

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Barry awarded ARCS Scholar Award

Barry Rich, a 3rd-year graduate student in the Bess Lab, has been awarded a prestigious ARCS Scholar Award by the ARCS Foundation! ARCS Scholars are doctoral students exhibiting outstanding promise as scientists, researchers, and leaders. Barry is 1 of 9 awardees from UC Irvine. He received this award in recognition of his exceptional leadership contributions to the university and local communities as well as his research to examine regulation of dopamine levels by the gut microbiome.

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