HCS and CAPS graduate student wins 1st place at American Society of Plant Biologists Midwest Section Conference

March 25, 2019
HCS Graduate student at American Society of Plant Biologists Midwest Section Conference

The event is the American Society of Plant Biologists Midwest Section Conference that took place March 16th and 17th at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.

Katie D’Amico-Willman's presentation was titled “Profiling Genome-Wide DNA Methylation in Identical Twin Almonds to Explore Aging and Non-Infectious Bud Failure” and focused on results from a whole-genome bisulfite sequencing experiment she performed in collaboration with UC Davis and Michigan State University to develop predictors of bud failure in almond. 

The presentations overall at the meeting focused on basic and applied plant biology research happening at academic institutions in the Midwest. Yiyun Lin and Nathan Nordstedt both presented on results from their floriculture experiments looking at nutrient mobilization and drought in Petunia, and Ben Eggers presented a poster overviewing his proposed Masters research in barley. 

Katie won 1st place in the graduate student oral presenation competition. Photo of Katie and her 1st place win