We’re excited that Tanner Deal has decided to stay in the Loraine Lab through the next year. Tanner did an excellent job throughout his summer internship, conducting experiments in molecular biology and taking care of the various plants being grown in the lab.
Tanner watering the Agami rice. One of his first projects this summer was planting this rice.
The rice has begun to flower – a difficult feat, considering it was grown in a basement.
The Loraine lab traveled to the Minneapolis convention center for the 2015 American Society for Plant Biology meeting. There were many great talks given on recent advances in plant biology and crop sciences. Our own April Estrada gave a talk on the role of the gene SR45a in stress response in plants. I gave a talk on using IGB as a resource for teaching, as well as a workshop introducing visual analysis of RNA-seq data.
April giving her talk on SR45a
Everyone had a great time at the various talks, workshops, and exhibits. It was also a great chance to network with other researchers. Of course, we also made sure to take some time to visit the Twin Cities.