Thihan Padukkavidana
Year: 2005
Faculty Advisor: Dan Klessig

Thihan is currently a student at California State University at Fresno. While in the Klessig lab, Thihan worked primarily with post-doc Corina Vlot. The lab is focused on plant-pathogen interactions and Thihan’s project investigated two different potential pathogen related genes in Arabidopsis. For this project, he learned a variety of new techniques including RT-PCR, quantitative PCR, protein arrays, leaf infiltrations, DNA and RNA extractions, enzyme activity assays and much more.