Kierson Jones graduated with a BS in Plant Biology in December 2014. He is currently working as a technician on multiple projects in Dr. Khang's lab. He is studying rice blast (Magnaporthe oryzae), a destructive fungal pathogen of rice. His research involves early post-penetration fungal morphology and development, extra-invasive hyphal membrane (EIHM) dynamics, and comparative transcriptome analysis in rice roots.
Research - Sweet Potato
Plants used in a study aimed at reconstructing evolutionary relationships in the sweet potato species complex.
Alumnus - Jenny Cruse-Sanders
Alumnus Jenny Cruse-Sanders is the Director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
Grad Student - Dorothy Christopher
Dorothy Christopher teaches Girl Scouts about parts of a flower at Science Day, an outreach event that included students from PBIO and the Odum School of Ecology (Spring 2016)
Sunflower and Plant Physiology
Sunflower and plant physiology boat selfie
Loren Rieseberg, John Burke, Lisa Donovan, Brent Hulke, Andries Temme, Rishi Masalia exploring the deserts of Southern California (2015).