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2012 Interns

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Left to Right: Philip Dreste, Allison Kolbe, Thérèse LaRue, Adam Riesselman, Raven Bough, Sophia Liu, Asher Hudson, Catie Rawlins, Munya Nyamanzi, Michael Veling, Erin Frankson, Jamil Baskett, Katelyn Horgan, Bruce Green, Alicia Bamber, Elizabeth Chatt





Alicia Bamber
Harris-Stowe State University
Todd Mockler Lab
Project: Brachypodium distachyon Tissue Specific Gene Expression 
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation REU Program 

 

Jamil Baskett
Fort Valley State University
Jan Jaworski Lab
Project: Time- course expression of protein-protein interactions of living tobacco cells using BiFC analysis
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation REU Program 

 

Raven Bough
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Oliver Yu Lab
Project: Enhancing resveratrol production by linker optimization of the fusion enzyme 4CL::STS
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation REU Program 

 

Elizabeth Chatt
University of Wisconsin River Falls
Tom Smith Lab
Project: Determining the Mode of Action of Fungal Toxin KP6
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation REU Program 

 

Philip Dreste
Illinois Central College
Jim Umen Lab
Project: Optimizing screening conditions to identify cell size checkpoint components downstream of TNY1 in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii 
Sponsored by The Hearst Foundations 

 

Erin Frankson
St. Olaf College
Sam Wang Lab
Project: Role of non-specific phospholipase C4 (NPC4) in phosphate deprivation-induced galactolipid accumulation in Arabidopsis 
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation REU Program




Bruce Green
Culver-Stockton College
Ivan Baxter Lab
Project: Association Mapping of Maize Ionomes 
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation REU Program


 

Katelyn Horgan
Judson University
Toni Kutchan Lab
Project: Creation of a Geranyl Pyrophosphate Synthase-Limonene Synthase Self-Processing Polyprotein to Improve Limonene Production in Camelina sativa
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation REU Program 

 

Asher Hudson
University of Chicago
Sam Wang Lab
Project: Engineering lipid metabolism pathway for enhancing oil content in crops
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation REU Program 


 

Allison Kolbe
Ohio Wesleyan University
Tom Brutnell Lab
Project: Characterization of carbonic anhydrase genes in Setaria viridis
Sponsored by the Tom Brutnell Lab 


 

Therese LaRue
Skidmore College
Tom Brutnell Lab
Project: Characterization of carbonic anhydrase genes in Setaria viridis
Sponsored by the Tom Brutnell Lab 

 

Sophia Liu
Wellesley College
Dr. Jan Jaworski Lab
Project: : Functional characterization of Ricinus communis (castor bean) GPAT9, a putative GPAT 
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation REU Program 


 

Munya Nyamanzi
Oklahoma State University
Tom Brutnell Lab
Project: Characterization of Shade Avoidance Response in Setaria viridis A10.1 and Setaria italica B100 
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation REU Program 


 

Catherine Rawlins
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Doug Allen Lab
Project: Using isotopic labeling and LC-MS/MS to assess the metabolic pathways in developing soybeans
Sponsored by The Hearst Foundations 


 

Adam Riesselman
Drake University
Sona Pandey Lab
Project: Alteration of heterotrimeric G-proteins affect protein activity and plant morphology
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation REU Program 


 

Michael Veling
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Todd Mockler Lab
Project: Using yeast 3 hybrid screens to find RNA binding motifs for RNA binding proteins inArabidopsis thaliana
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation REU Program 


 

Penny Wang
Wellesley College
Jim Carrington Lab
Project: Transcript accumulation of Argonautes implicated in antiviral defense
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation REU Program