||Dr. Feifei Han’s dissertation entitled “Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Genotypic Characterization, and Molecular Detection of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus from Louisiana Oysters” has been selected as one of two dissertations that will represent the College of Agriculture to compete for the university-wide Distinguished Dissertation Award to be presented later this Spring. This prestigious award is sponsored by the LSU Alumni Association. Annually, two awards are given: one in the arts, humanities and social sciences, and one in science, engineering and technology. Awards are presented to the doctoral student in each category whose research and writing epitomize superior scholarship. Winning dissertations are chosen by committee of members of the graduate faculty. In her dissertation work, mentored by Dr. Beilei Ge, Feifei conducted multi-faceted research projects aimed at tackling food safety problems associated with two important Vibrio spp. in Louisiana raw oysters. This dissertation represents some of the finest research in the College of Agriculture and in the Food Science department. Congratulations Feifei!