Ksenia is a student at local Ithaca High School. In the Jander lab, Ksenia worked on a project investigating Ksenia was working to identify egg laying stimulants for Plutella xylostella (diamondback moth) and Pieris rapae (white cabbage butterfly). For this project, Ksenia under the supervision of post-doc Martin DeVos learned RNA/DNA work and gel electrophoresis.
The results from my summer project are included in this publication:
De Vos, M., Kriksunov, K.L. and Jander, G. 2008. Indole-3-acetonitrile production from indole glucosinolates deters oviposition by Pieris rapae. Plant Physiology 146: 916-926