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Research Professional II

Location:
Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
Posted:
December 03, 2017

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Education

University of Georgia Athens, Georgia

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Aug. 2013 – May 2017

• Plant Biology Major

• Biology Major

Work Experience

University of Georgia - Donovan Lab, Miller Plant Sciences Athens, Georgia

Research Technician II 40hr/wk May 2017 – Present

• Assisted in abiotic stress resistance studies of Helianthus to determine the mechanistic basis of plant abiotic stress resistance using a series of greenhouse experiments by growing plants, measuring plant traits, harvesting plants for analysis, processing samples, data entry and sample management.

University of Georgia - Leebens-Mack Lab, Miller Plant Sciences Athens, Georgia

Undergraduate Research Assistant 12hr/wk Aug. 2016 – May 2017

• Assisted in a study on the evolution of Crassulacean acid metabolism through CAM Yucca species as well as C3 Yucca species and CAM/C3 hybrids by extracting RNA from yucca samples, cleaning the RNA and nanodropping samples, performing PCR, setting up and running Gel Electrophoresis, imaging the gel, and performing leaf acid titrations.

University of Georgia - Donovan Lab, Miller Plant Sciences Athens, Georgia

Undergraduate Research Assistant Intern 40hr/wk June 2016 – Aug. 2016

• Assisted in an abiotic stress resistance study on the effects of nutrient stress on Helianthus by measuring plant traits such as plant height, stem diameter, specific leaf area and chlorophyll content, harvesting plants for analysis, measuring biomass and transcribing data into excel.

University of Georgia - Donovan Lab, Miller Plant Sciences Athens, Georgia

Undergraduate Summer Research Assistant 20hr/wk May 2015 – Aug. 2015

• Assisted in a study on artificial selection in Helianthus by breaking apart and counting seeds from dried sunflower seed heads, weighing biomass of plant parts, and transcribing data into excel.

Independent Research

University of Georgia - Donovan Lab, Miller Plant Sciences Athens, Georgia

Undergraduate Researcher 12hr/wk Jan. 2017 – May 2017

• Received the Plant Biology Undergraduate Research Award

• Assist in an abiotic stress resistance study on salt tolerance in Helianthus.

• Presented data at UGA’s 2017 CURO Symposium and UGA’s Plant Center 2017 Fall Retreat

University of Georgia – Peterson Lab, Miller Plant Sciences Athens, Georgia

Undergraduate Researcher 12hr/wk Aug. 2015 – Dec. 2015

• Explored the influence of the species of a canopy tree on species richness, diversity and total cover or composition of vegetation on the forest floor below the tree in a forest dynamic plot in the Georgia State Botanical Gardens.



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