One of my undergraduate research students, Josh Allman, was recently accepted into a summer research program at Michigan State University in plant genomics funded by the National Science Foundation. Josh is doing his independent research in my lab on the regulation of alpha crystallin expression in zebrafish. Last summer he worked with me to genotype populations of the grass Phragmites to distinguish between native and invasive population. This work was part of a recent publication in the Journal of Chemical Ecology.
Josh will be returning to AU for his senior year with plans to enter graduate school in molecular biology or bioengineering.