I'm studying the structural differences between a family of 10 Arabidopsis enzymes which catalyze the addition of fucose onto different acceptors. My goal is to elucidate the structural enzymatic differences that have allowed and required these proteins to gain specificity for their substrates. I am also interested in studying the evolutionary pattern of the corresponding genes which have undergone prolific duplication events with unlikely or unknown activity.
Grad Student - Dorothy Christopher
Dorothy Christopher teaches Girl Scouts about parts of a flower at Science Day, an outreach event that included students from PBIO and the Odum School of Ecology (Spring 2016)
Faculty Retreat at the The Ridges Resort (2017).
PBIO grad student David Higgins counts down for Grad students Ilkay Doerter, Lauren Eserman, and Jess Stephens to begin the egg-and-spoon race at the Graduate Student Field Day (April, 2015)
Grad Student - Uma Nagendra
Uma Nagendra is the overall winner of 2014 “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest. http://news.sciencemag.org/people-events/2014/11/dance-your-ph-d-winner-announced
Athens Science Cafe
Crowd at the Athens Science Café with chef Hugh Acheson, Botanical Gardens, 2015