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Nithin Gopalsamy has been awarded the 2011 Ray Ethan Torrey Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Nithin is a Junior who has worked in the Walker Lab since his sophomore year. His project is to study the role of the gene BdNAM-B1 in senescence and nutrient remobilization in Brachypodium distachyon.

About Ray Ethan Torrey

Undergraduates Present their Work at Statewide Research Conference

Mike Veling, Jessica Sysopha, and Audrey Miller presented their research on Brachypodium distachyon and Clostridium phytofermentans at the 5th Annual Undergraduate Life Science Research Symposium and the 17th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference.

Sysopha J, Lee SJ, Alvelo-Maurosa J, Warnick TA, Young NF, Pedersen JF, Leschine SB, Caicedo AL, Hazen SP (2011) Assaying natural variation for feedstock quality in accessions of Brachypodium distachyon.

Veling MV, Handakumbura P, Trabucco GM, Hazen SP (2011) Analysis of Homeobox transcription factors in grass species.

Miller A, Warnick TA, Alvelo-Maurosa J, Lee SJ, Hazen SP, Leschine SB (2011) Investigations of the Clostridium phytofermentans bioassay for plant feedstock decomposition.

Jesús Alvelo presented his research at the PREP/NEAGEP Internship Program Poster Session

Jesús Alvelo presented his research on imaging Clostridium phytofermentans-plant associations at the UMass Amherst PREP/NEAGEP Internship Program Poster Session.

Alvelo-Maurosa J, Leschine SB (2011) Clostridium phytofermentans-plant interactions: visualized by fluorescent stains.

Geunhwa Jung presented at the International Grass Genome Initiative workshop

Geunhwa Jung presented at the International Grass Genome Initiative workshop on the Comparative genome analysis of the Pooideae subfamily species Agrostis stolonifera and Brachypodium distachyon at the Plant & Animal Genomes XIX Conference in San Diego.