Click here to read the great article about Sarah’s journey to presenting her work in DC!
The Pires lab undergraduates started the summer big with TWO posters presentations back to back! Check out their work below! This was especially exciting as it was a first poster presentation experience for Brandin, Evan, and Carson!
Sarah G. presented her work on Targeted Genome Engineering Using CRISPR/Cas9 in Brassica oleracea (mentored by Makenzie Mabry).
Brandin G. presented his work on Big Data Revolution in Plant Science: Affordable Remote Sensing using Raspberry Pi’s (mentored by Makenzie Mabry).
Evan G. presented his work on Breeding the Dog of the Plant World: Development of Doubled Haploid Brassica oleracea (mentored by Makenzie Mabry).
Carson P. presented his work on Gluosinolate Diversity in Kale (Brassica oleracea): Implication in a Missouri Environment (mentored by R. Shawn Abrahams).
Julia B. presented her work on Elucidating the Multiple Independent Whole Genome Duplicates within Brassicales: Whole Chloroplast Phylogeny (mentored by Makenzie Mabry).
Read the great article here about Sarah’s awesome work exploring the interactions between Fungi and Orchids!
We are very excited that Dr. Pires was named this years Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity recipient! See here for a full interview.
The Cherng Summer Scholars Program is one of the University of Missouri’s most prestigious and ambitious summer research and artistry programs. Julia will use this award to assess the role of polyploidy in amino acid composition of Brassica rapa and Brassica napus. Congratulations Julia!