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2003 Interns

Donnie Berkholz, University of Richmond 
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Smith 
Exploring the Need for Breathing of Human Rhinovirus and the Function of the 3A Protein
 
rhino[1]
Model of human rhinovirus 



Loren Honaas, Southeast Missouri State University 
Mentor: Dr. Chris Taylor 
Characterization of A. rhizogenes T-DNA Genes Using RNAi
 
honaas[1]
Roots induced by A. rhizogenes and visualized by GFP label 



Bob Gatti, Truman State University 
Mentor: Dr. Ed Cahoon 
Synechocystis 6803 as a Model System for Plant HPT and HGGT Gene Activity
 
Gatti[1]




Jean Kao, Cornell University 
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Smith 
Structural Studies on Cucumber Mosaic Virus
 
Kao[1]
Model of the CMV coat protein 



Rachael Katz, Tulane University 
Mentor: Dr. Daniel Schachtman 
Expression of KUP/HAK K+ Transporters at Different Stages of Arabidopsis Development
 
katz[1]
Gene expression assay 



Sarah Knapke, Purdue University 
Mentor: Dr. Joe Jez 
Site-Directed Mutagenesis and Cloning of Plant Acyl-Acyl Carrier Protein Thioesterase
 
Knapke[1]
Diagram of site-directed mutagenesis 



Jessica Koczan, University of Missouri-Columbia 
Mentor: Dr. Liming Xiong 
Amplification of Stress Tolerance in Arabidopsis through the regulation of the ABA biosynthesis pathway
 
Koczan[1]
Root growth assay demonstrating effect of overexpression of biosynthesis gene 



Jolene Miesner, Truman State University 
Mentor: Dr. Mark Running 
Genetics and Cytology of Plurapetala
 
miesner[1]
Confocal microscopy showing root meristem of mutant plant 



Tim Schappe, Webster University 
Mentor: Dr. Eliot Herman 
Gene Expression in Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Exposed to Low Temperatures
 
Schappe[1]
2-D gel showing changes in protein composition 



Rajiv Shah, University of Rochester 
Mentor: Dr. Dilip Shah 
Medicago truncatula and M. sativa Antifungal Defensin (Def 3): Gene Structure, Expression, and Antifungal Activity
 
shah[1]
Assay for antifungal activity 



Meghan Thorne, Bradley University 
Mentor: Dr. Erik Nielsen 
Identification and Yeast Two-Hybrid Analysis of Rab GTP-ase-Interacting Proteins
 
Thorne[1]
Yeast two-hybrid assay showing protein interaction 



Allen Wu, Truman State University 
Mentor: Dr. Oliver Yu 
Regulation of Isoflavone Synthase 1 and 2 Promoters by Bradyrhizobium in Soybean
 
Wu[1]
A series of constructs with successive deletions