The Doctoral Research Fellowship from Texas State’s graduate college was awarded to Yogendra. This fellowship will further support his research on characterization of transposon activities under biotic stress.
Yogendra presented his work on genome accessiblity in response to biotic stress at the ASPB meeting on July 2015.
Jessica Torres (pictured in the right) from San Antonio College interned this summer under April’s guidance. She worked on a project characterizing several chromatin remodeling factors associated with plant immunity. Matt Randal and Edgar Rodriguez, the past interns, were also pictured in the left.
Lockhart, Texas, is known as the BBQ capital. We dined at Kreuz Market, one of the BBQ restaurants in Lockhart on July 2015.
Yogendra and Dr. Kang will travel to Minneapolis this July for the ASPB (Americann Society of Plant Biologists) meeting. Yogendra will be supported by Graduate College. Dr. Kang won the ASPB Recognifion Travel Award, a full ride fellowships to attend ASPB’s annual meeting. Dr. Kang will also chair ‘Epigenetic’ section for the meeting.
April Bonnard won the best presentation award at the annual department colloquium on April 17, 2015. The presentation was entitled ‘Characterizations of chromatin remodelling factors in disease resistance in plant immunity‘.
Yogendra presented his 3 minute-thesis at the department competition and won the people’s choice award. He will present his 3MT at the University Final Competition in April, 2015.
Ariel Koska, a senior student from San Marcos High School, spent a day in the lab for her job shadowing activity on Feb. 1, 2015. She followed various activities in the lab including sitting in Cell Physiology Lab afternoon.
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!