Researching the Cellular Processes of Powdery Mildews
This summer, I will be finishing up my year-long honors project. My project involves the overexpression of powdery mildew-secreted effector proteins in seedlings of its plant host. My mentor and I hypothesize that these effector proteins are causing a crucial process called endoreduplicaiton to occur in plant host cells, so my project allows us to test this hypothesis.
Message To SponsorI am very grateful to be receiving this summer funding to finish out my project. This research experience has been a fundamental part of my college career, and I am so excited to use this summer to tie up loose ends in the lab. Thank you so much for helping me continue to pursue research at UC Berkeley–I really appreciate it!
Major: Integrative Biology
Mentor: Amanda McRae, Mary Wildermuth
Sponsor: Cheunkarndee Fund