Rebecca Fernandes
Faculty Advisor: Susan McCouch
Year: 2003

Rebecca lives in Ithaca, but is originally from Raleigh, NC and she currently attends Ithaca High School. Rebecca is working in the McCouch lab, with graduate student, Megan Sweeney, and post doc Endang Septiningsih (Septi), Her project is focused on the evaluation of agronomic traits in rice such as seed color, grain weight, and plant height. Rebecca also works in the lab performing PCR reactions, running agarose and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and interpreting the data. Some interesting things about Rebecca are that she has lived in Peru and Brazil and she enjoys reading and snowboarding.