Miss Universe Guam, Shayna Afaisan, is also a Master’s Degree Candidate in Biology at UOG

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Guam – Shayna Jo Afaisan, recently crowned 2011 Miss Universe Guam, is pursuing her master’s degree in biology at the University of Guam. Her advisor, Professor Alex Kerr, says Afaisen is studying the statistical association of unique retinopathies with Guam’s endemic lytico-bodig disease for her master’s thesis.

[Caption: Shayna Afaisen testing the microbicidal effects of Morinda citrifolia (Also known as “lada” in Chamorro or  “noni” in Hawaiian) as an undergraduate student at UOG]