Michael Youngwirth set to pursue doctorate in genomics

Michael Youngwirth
Michael Youngwirth

Michael Youngwirth, a 2020 graduate of Bonners Ferry High School and the son of John and Deborah Youngwirth, will graduate from the University of Idaho in a commencement ceremony scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, with a bachelor of science degree in wildlife resources.

He’ll spend a couple of months a home before spending a year working with his professor in a University of Montana laboratory as he works towards a doctorate in conservation genomics, the application of genomic analysis to the preservation of the viability of populations and the biodiversity of living organisms.

Friends and family of several Boundary County students graduating in the 2024 spring semester who can’t be at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow can watch graduation ceremonies online at https://www.uidaho.edu/live.

The Colleges of Art and Architecture; Education, Health and Human Sciences; Law; and Letters, Arts and Social Sciences graduate at 9:30 a.m.; the Colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Business and Economics; Engineering; Natural Resources and Science graduate at 2 p.m.

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