Yogendra advanced to Ph.D. candidate

Yogendra has successfully defended his dissertation proposal/qualifying exam on Jan 16, 2015. He is now officially Ph.D. candidate. The dissertation title is Characterization of chromatin dynamics under biotic stress in Arabidopsis. His committee consists of Dr. Dan Klessig (Cornell U), Dr. Ping He (Texas A&M), Dr. Nihal Dharmasiri (TxSU)  and Dr. Suni Dharmasiri (TxSU). Congrats!

Matt and Edgar completed their NIH-supported Bridges to Biomedicine project

Matt Randal and Edgar Rodriguez, sophomore students from San Antonio and Northwest Vista College respectively, successfully completed their NIH-supported Bridges to Biomedicine project. They presented their research, in which yeast-2-hybrids were utilized to look at the molecular interaction of MORC1 from potatoes and tomatoes with 14 proteins that have been identified as Arabidopsis MORC1 interacting proteins.  Ji-Chul Nam, our first-year Ph.D. student in the lab, mentored these students. Congrats Matt, Edgar and Ji-Chul for the great progress and results. Note that our new grad student, April Bonnard, also helped with the research. We all thank Sara, Anne and Dr. Ron Walter for arranging this excellent outreach program on campus.

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