My research focuses on septins, or cytoskeletal proteins which have been implicated in a number of cellular processes, from protein-recruitment to cell-cycle regulation. I have two major thesis projects: The first involves extracting and purifying septin proteins, in order to conduct in-vitro assays and elucidate their structures. The second project is utilizing forward genetics techniques, in the model organism Aspergillus nidulans, to identify suppressor mutations in septin deletion strains. The goal of my research is to expand upon the basic understanding and significance of these proteins in the field of cellular & molecular biology.
Sunflower and Plant Physiology
Sunflower and plant physiology boat selfie
Athens Science Cafe
Crowd at the Athens Science Café with chef Hugh Acheson, Botanical Gardens, 2015
Alumnus - Marziyeh Haghighat
Principles of Plant Biology lab course taught by former graduate student Marziyeh Haghighat (2014)
Grad Student - Katie Putney
PBIO grad student Katie Putney and former Chang lab technician Grant Lor set up a field experiment for former PBIO grad student Bryan Quigly (May 2013)
Alumnus - Elise Bartelme
Alumna Elise Bartelme teaching a Plant Biology lab course (2014).