School: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Faculty Advisor: Jim Giovannoni
Benjamin is a student at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY. In the Giovannoni lab, Ben worked with post-doc Rob Alba on a project that investigated the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway and the role of phytochrome in ripening in tomato. For this project, Ben learned about microarrays, HPLC, carotenoid extractions, and general “wet lab” skills.