It has been about a month since our last update, and a lot has happened in the meantime!
Our graduate student Anna Hawkins presented her new and improved poster at the University of Houston’s Annual Graduate Student Symposium. Anna presented data from her first experiment for her graduate degree in the lab. Her project explored how different watering conditions can impact the relationship between plants and microbial communities. Nice work, Anna!
The lab worked really hard in conjunction with Dr. Michelle Afkhami at the University of Miami to set up a preliminary project looking at how arbuscular mycorrhizal microbes can impact competition among different genotypes of Medicago trunculata.
And as a final update, Kerri was interviewed by the Houson Public Media station for their program called “UH Moments“, a weekly podcast that discusses novel research, unique programs, and successes of the university. Information on Kerri’s interview was posted in both the Natural Science and Mathematics site and the Biology and Biochemistry website.
Please check back again soon as we continue to make strides with our research in the lab!