School: Ohio Northern University
Faculty Advisor: David Stern
Josh is senior at Ohio Northern University. During his internship, Josh worked with his mentor, post-doctoral associate Chloe Marchive to find assays for various metabolite levels in the literature and then use those assays to quantify the amounts of starch, chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, carotenoids, anthocyanins, free phosphate, and total phosphate in wild-type A. thaliana, pnp null mutant, tpt null mutant, pnp1-1xtpt double mutant, and several genetic suppressors of thepnp null mutant. Joshua learned techniques such as plant culture and metabolic assays.