Two awards this year at the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair

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Brian at the state science and engineering fair

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Angela at the state science and engineering fair

Angela was awarded with irst place (Plant Science) at the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair. Following Sam’s first award last year, this is a repeat win in the plant science section at the state fair. Brian was awarded with second place in the mechanical engineering section.

The Effect of Aspirin Tablet Application on Plant Resistance to Luminescence-Tagged Pseudomonas (Angela)

Water Conservation through a Conductivity-Controlled Drainage System (Brian)

 

Chamath (a.k.a. Sam) won a 4th place at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in 2013

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CHAMATH DHARMASIRI, a volunteer student from Wimberley high school last summer, placed 4th at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in April 2013. His presentation title is Analysis of CRT1 Protein Family Dimerization in Plant Immune Responses. There were 120 entrants in his division. He had the privilege of visiting several Nobel Laureates as well as making new friends from all over the world. We all are so proud of him and admire the diligence and ingenuity that took him so far.

New paper! Another high impact paper on CRT1.

A Nature Communications paper was published from the Kang lab in December 2012. This is the third paper published by Dr. Kang characterizing CRT1, a crucial immune component in plants. Note that the previous papers were published in Cell Host & Microbe and Plant Cell. The average impact factor for these papers is over 10! Click the following for the paper: 12kang-klessig