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.
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)
Alumnus - Steve Franks
Alumnus Steve Franks is a professor at Fordham University in NY.
Alumnus - Chelsea Cunard
Alumnus Chelsea Cunard implementing a field experiment studying invasive Microstegium vimineum (2014).
Alumnus - Jenny Cruse-Sanders
Alumnus Jenny Cruse-Sanders is the Director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
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