April 24, 2020
by Laura Chapin
Yiyun Lin was awarded first place for her research poster at the annual OSU College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Science (CFAES) Research Conference. Lin is a Ph.D. candidate conducting research with Dr. Michelle Jones and the D.C. Kiplinger Floriculture Improvement Lab in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. This is the third year in a row Lin has been awarded first place in this competition. The research she presented this year was titled “Autophagy Genes ATG6 and PI3K are Negative Regulators of Petal Senescence.” In lieu of an in-person poster session due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CFAES implemented a virtual research competition with posters accessible online. Authors could supplement their poster with a video narration, and viewers could engage with the author by submitting comments and questions in an online platform. Competition winners were announced during a virtual awards ceremony. Congratulations to all the awardees.