Alex Johnson, a 4th year graduate student in the Devos lab, has been awarded a 2-year USDA-AFRI pre-doctoral fellowship on “The role of microRNAs in regulating arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal colonization levels in switchgrass.” In recent years, around 40% of U.S corn cultivation has been allocated to biofuel production. Reducing the burden on agricultural lands to fuel the United States is a current goal for plant scientists. Switchgrass, a herbaceous bioenergy feedstock, is well suited to grow on poor soils.
Alumnus - Elise Bartelme
Alumna Elise Bartelme teaching a Plant Biology lab course (2014).
Grad Student - Uma Nagendra
Uma Nagendra is the overall winner of 2014 “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest. http://news.sciencemag.org/people-events/2014/11/dance-your-ph-d-winner-announced
Athens Science Cafe
Crowd at the Athens Science Café with chef Hugh Acheson, Botanical Gardens, 2015
Alumnus - Steve Franks
Alumnus Steve Franks is a professor at Fordham University in NY.
Grad Student - Jess Stephens
Graduate student Jess Stephens with her study species in the genus Sarracenia (2016).