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.
Research - Sweet Potato
Plants used in a study aimed at reconstructing evolutionary relationships in the sweet potato species complex.
Alumnus - Elise Bartelme
Alumna Elise Bartelme teaching a Plant Biology lab course (2014).
Alumnus - Chelsea Cunard
Alumnus Chelsea Cunard implementing a field experiment studying invasive Microstegium vimineum (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)
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)