School: Ithaca High School
Faculty Advisor: Georg Jander
Teresa is from Dryden, NY and currently attends Ithaca High School. This summer, Theresa is working with Dr. Georg Jander at Boyce Thompson Institute. Her project studies two aspects of aphid biology. First, she is working toward identifying chemicals that plants, such as Arabidopsis, produce in order to defend themselves from aphids. Secondly, she is comparing the reproduction of different strains of aphids on Arabidopsis.
In her free time, Teresa enjoys reading, playing tennis, spending time with friends and going to the cinema