Adventures in root growth

Project Description : 

I am looking for a motivated undergraduate to help us with our experiments on the growth of plant roots. For the moment, tasks will be physiologically based, measuring elongation rate, root diameter, and some other parameters. Some methods will use basic light microscopy. Molecular experiments are likely, in the future. Some work managing plant growth and seed harvet to maintain our lines will also be involved. As the student gains experience in the lab, they will get to take on their own project. Previous lab work is not necessary. Good notetaking and attention to detail are desired traits. I enourage frosh and sophs to apply so that if things go well, we can have a many-semester association.

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Name of Lab: 

The Baskin Lab

Contact Person: 

Tobias Baskin

Contact E-mail: 

baskin@umass.edu

Lab website: 

http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/baskin/