Katherine O’ Donnell
School: Oakland University in Michigan
Faculty Advisor: Jian Hua
Katherine is currently a Senior at Oakland University in Michigan. For the duration of her internship, Katherine worked under the supervision of her mentor Weiqiang Qian to study the molecular mechanisms of temperature responses in Arabidopsis and increased defense response in T-DNA insertions in Arabidopsis plants when grown at 28Â°C. While completing her research, Katherine learned several ”wet lab” skills which included PCR, gel electrophoresis, molecular cloning, map-based cloning, pathogen testing, and planting techniques.