Kierson Jones graduated with a BS in Plant Biology in December 2014.  He is currently working as a technician on multiple projects in Dr. Khang's lab.  He is studying rice blast (Magnaporthe oryzae), a destructive fungal pathogen of rice.  His research involves early post-penetration fungal morphology and development, extra-invasive hyphal membrane (EIHM) dynamics, and comparative transcriptome analysis in rice roots.Kiersun Jones.jpg