Kelly Dawe and Magdy Alabady received a grant to study maize Abnormal chromosome 10 (Ab10), which skews chromosome segregation through a mysterious mechanism that involves the formation of ³neocentromeres² that move independently during meiosis. They hypothesize that a novel C-terminal kinesin gene located on Ab10 controls this behavior. The goal of this work is to fully characterize the kinesin and to initiate a larger study to identify other factors involved.
Grad Student - Marziyeh Haghighat
Principles of Plant Biology lab course taught by graduate student Marziyeh Haghighat.
Alumni - Elise Bartelme
Alumna Elise Bartelme teaching a Plant Biology lab course.
Alumni - Steve Franks
Alumni Steve Franks is an associate professor at Fordham University in NY.
Faculty Retreat at the State Botanical Garden.
Undergraduates - Donovan Lab
Donovan lab undergraduates Hiral, Chinyere, Kaleigh and Breanna presenting research at the Evolution 2014 Conference.