This past summer, Kirsten Allen, an undergraduate PBIO minor, participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Kentucky's College of Pharmacy under her PI, Dr. Steven Van Lanen. She engaged in antibiotic drug discovery research isolating natural products from bacteria and characterizing enzymes involved in their synthesis - specifically new types of sulfotransferases used to build the bacterial cell wall. In the future, Kirsten plans to conduct more research in grad school centered around drug discovery from plants and other natural products.
Alumnus - Steve Franks
Alumnus Steve Franks is a professor at Fordham University in NY.
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)
Girl Scout Science Day
Graduate student Michelle Hwang and Post-Doc Karolina Heyduck look over the shoulders of two young students working on a computer science module for Girl Scout Day.
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)
Athens Science Cafe
Crowd at the Athens Science Café with chef Hugh Acheson, Botanical Gardens, 2015