Published: Oct. 5, 2015

The lab welcomed three new undergraduate researchers, William Weaver, Nathaniel Pinson, and Jessica Persinger.  Making a new record for the lab, all three were awarded BURST funding from the Biological Sciences Initiative to support their research. William and Nathaniel are working with Rob on the NEON project, and Jessica is working with Julienne on the red flower project.  In addition, Keric, Mandy and Jeff received UROP grants to pursue independent projects.  Keric is studying alkaloid production in Iochrominae, and Jeff is continuing his work on light induction of flavonoid biosynthesis in petunia and snapdragon.  Mandy will be working with Erin Tripp on a survey of cryptogams from southern Colorado.  Congrats to all our great undergrads!