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2016 Intern Projects

Sarah Bell
Sarah Bell

University of Missouri, St. Louis

Lab: Dr. Chris Topp Lab

Project: Screening Genetic Diversity in Maize Root System Architecture and Quantifying Nitrogen Uptake through use of Stable Isotope Tracer
 
Abby Eaker
 

Abigail Eaker

University of Missouri, St. Louis

Lab: Dr. Toby Kellogg Lab

Project: Exploring the Temporal and Spatial Expression of CLE Genes in Setaria viridis
 Aidan Estelle
 

Aidan Estelle

Oberlin College

Lab: Dr. Sona Pandey Lab

Project: Hormonal Response of Setaria viridis Gα mutants
 

                         Armahni Fearn

 Armahni Fearn

St. Louis University

Lab: Institute for International Crop Improvement

Project: Trait Development in Millets and Cassava Leading to Increased Vigor, Enhanced Biomass, and Improved Agricultural Yield via Over-Expression of the Arabadopsis Cellulase 1 Gene
 Halley Fowler  Halley Fowler
University of Missouri - St. Louis

Lab: Dr. Dan Chitwood

Project: Understanding the vascular reformation and cell differentiation in grafted tomato seedlings using PET and confocal imaging
Morgan Fuehne
 

 Morgan Fuehne

University of Illinois at Champaign-
  Urbana


Lab: Dr. Jim Umen Lab

Project: Modeling Metabolism in an Oil Over-accumulating Mutant Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
 Luke Hayden Luke Hayden
Indiana Wesleyan University

Lab: Dr. James Carrington Lab

Project: Identification of Potyvirus Interactions with Host Susceptibility Factors in Arabadopsis via AP-MS/MS
Allison Huskey
 
 
 Allison Huskey

Missouri Baptist University

Lab: Dr. Tom Brutnell Lab

Project: Bulked Segregant Analysis of a Late Flowering Mutation in Setaria viridis
Lynsey Kovar
 

 Lynsey Kovar

New Mexico State University

Lab: Dr. Andrea Eveland Lab

Project: Data Mining for Genomic Loci Controlling Inflorescence Architecture in Maize
Laura Krings
 
 
 Laura Krings

 Carthage College

Lab: Dr. Becky Bart Lab

Project: Identification of Resistant Genes in Gossypium hirsutum that recognize a Xanthomonas pathogen
Molly Kuhs
 

 Molly Kuhs

 
Washington University in St. Louis

Lab: Dr. Becky Bart Lab

Project: Root Microbiome Colonization and Persistence in Sorghum bicolor
Trevor Manz
 

Trevor Manz
Kenyon College
 
Lab: Dr. Sona Pandey Lab

Project: Divergent Roles of Arabadopsis Heterotrimeric G-protein Subunits in Key Plant Physiological Traits
Michael Miller
 

Michael Miller
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
 
Lab: Dr. Malia Gehan Lab

Project: Developing Phenotyping Tools for Analysis of Chenopodium quinoa and Camelina sativa Vegetative Traits
Kari Miller
 

Kari Miller

Truman State University

Lab: Dr. Chris Topp Lab

Project: Characterizing Root-Root Interactions in U.S. Maize: The Effects of Breeding for High-Density Crops on Root System Architecture (RSA)
Rebekah Mohn
 

Rebekah Mohn
Miami University

Lab: Dr. Dan Chitwood Lab

Project: A Morphological Comparison of Leaf and Fruit Shape in Recombinant Pepper (Capsium annuum) and Potato (Solanum tuberosum) Lines Using Persistent Homology

Blake Oakley
 

 Blake Oakley
North Carolina State University

Lab: Dr. Dilip Shah Lab

Project: Characterization of Anti-fungal Activity of a Monomeric Plant Defensin: MtDef5B
Stephen Plassmeyer
 

 Stephen Plassmeyer

 
Truman State University

Lab: Dr. Doug Allen Lab

Project: Examining Fatty Acid Biosynthesis in Camelina sativa via isotopic labeling in acyl-ACPs
 Jacob Roth

Jacob Roth

Harvey Mudd College

Lab: Dr. Ivan Baxter Lab

Project: Research on the Maize Seed Ionome
 Raj Singh  
Raj Singh
 
University of Central Arkansas

Lab: Dr. Chris Topp Lab

Project: Analyzing the Root System Architecture of Oryza sativa
David Stroshein
 

 David Stroshein

 
Lawrence Technological University

Lab: Dr. Dmitri Nusinow Lab

Project: Defining the roles of of MUT9-LIKE KINASEs with Circadian Rhythyms and Flowering Time Pathways
Nick Talmo
 

Nicholas Talmo

Augsburg College

Lab: Sam Wang Lab

Project: Role of ABCA9 Transporter in Seed Oil Production and Lipid Metabolism in Camelina sativa
Monica Tessman
 

Monica Tessman

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Lab: Dr. Malia Gehan

Project: Characterization of Chenopodium quinoa and Camleina sativa Seed Traits through Development of Image Analysis Tools
 Stephanie Theiss Stephanie Theiss
University of Missouri - St. Louis

Lab: Dr. Dan Chitwood

Project: Uncovering the Genetic Basis of Leaf Shape and Thickness through Analysis of Tomato Introgression Lines
 Hannah Thomas
Hannah Thomas
Pittsburg State University

Lab: Dr. Blake Meyers Lab

Project: Functional Analysis of phasiRNA in Soybean and Maize
 Sylvia Wilson
Sylvia Wilson
University of Kentucky

Lab: Dr. Nigel Taylor Lab

Project: Interference of Heavy Metals in Cassava Overexpressing Arabadopsis IRT1 and FER under Elevated Levels of Cadmium
 Tina Zudock
Kristina Zudock

Washington University in St. Louis

Lab: Dr. Toby Kellogg Lab

Project: Mapping the Transposon Landscape in Sorghum and its Relatives