2022 George and Helen Kohut Symposium

Aug 4, 2022

Black text says Plant Genome Research Program, George and Helen Kohut Symposium. In between the text are green icons of a flask with a plant, cells, a microscope, and DNA


We would like to invite you to our annual George and Helen Kohut Symposium to celebrate our 2022 undergraduate and high school research program on Thursday, August 4th from 9-4:30pm.

The community comes together each year for this cornerstone event of the summer internship experience. This event provides the students a professional setting to share their research, and the community an opportunity to celebrate their success.

9:00-9:10 Welcome
9:10 Alexis Chun TBD
9:25 Kylie Weis To Bee or Not to Bee? Using Pollinators to Induce Soybean Hybrid Vigor
9:40 Lauren Carneal Looking deeper into the Pto/Prf disease resistance signaling pathway in tomato
9:55 Maddie Shaklee Finding Genome Regions Associated with Pepper Fruit Shape Using Genome-Wide Association Study
10:10 Alexis Garbarczyk Investigating the Function of the ACA10 uORF
10:25-10:50 BREAK
10:50 Sam Young TBD
11:05 Marge Poma Alarcon Transcriptional regulation of the crosstalk between iron (Fe) and copper (Cu) homeostasis
11:20 Kobe Phillips Investigating the impacts of parasitism on chemical communication & herbivory in an insect herbivore
11:35 Yalmarie Numan-Vázquez Hormonal modulation of root system architecture in wild tomatoes under salt stress
11:50 Megan Johnston UVR2 and UVR3: Candidate Regulators of the Chaperone-Protease System in Chloroplasts
12:05-12:35 pm BREAK
12:35-3:00 pm Poster Session Will be livestreamed from 12:35-1:50. Click to read poster description.
3:00 Sherlyn Contreras Functional characterization of ORRM encoding genes in Arabidopsis thaliana
3:15 Charis Qi Construction of a graph-based watermelon pan-genome and investigation of genetic variation in cultivated watermelon and its wild relatives
3:30 Daniel Bacher Investigating expression of Chlamydomonas bicarbonate transporters LCIA and LCI1 in plant chloroplasts
3:45 Kaitlin Marry Viruses and their Vectors: Investigating the effects of Pea enation mosaic virus (PEMV) on Acyrthosiphon pisum
4:00 Iselle Barrios Teasing apart cellular growth patterns: what are the differences between smooth and rough organs?
4:15 Joseph Ku Investigating Dipeptide Inhibition of phosphorylating Glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPC)

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