School: SUNY Cortland
Faculty Advisor: Georg Jander
Morgan is a student at SUNY Cortland. While in the Jander lab, Morgan worked with her mentor, visiting scientist Dr. Patricia Conklin. Morgan’s summer research focused on silencing the family of strictosidine synthase-like genes present in Arabidopsis with the goal of having a better understanding of their currently unknown functions. To complete her project, Morgan employed techniques such as plasmid mini preps, cloning, and a quantitative approach for assessing bacterial growth.