Sulfur is one of six critical macronutrients for plant development. It is integral in metabolomic cycles such as photosynthesis, protein production, and stress signaling. Despite its importance, the transport of sulfur has multiple missing steps within plant systems, especially plants that undergo significant secondary growth. Sulfur is utilized in multiple compounds used in stress response, especially reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging during events such as drought. By investigating Sulfate Transporter (SULTR) genes within hybrid Populus tremula x alba we intend to discover the role sulfur plays in stress response and wood formation.
2020 Admission to the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Georgia, Ph.D Student.
2020 B.S. Biochemistry from the University of Nebraska