This Fall, Emmanuel Chukwuma and Juliet Ochola, have joined the lab to assist in research while they work on completing their PhD’s. If you would like to reach out to them, please view the People tab for contact information.
We also have the addition of two new undergraduate students, Haley Attix and Nolan Ives. Haley is studying for her bachelor’s in zoology, while Nolan is working on completing his bachelor’s in biology.
We look forward to having everyone in this lab this semester.
In the upcoming spring semester 2021, Prof. Baars will teach a course on “Signaling and Interactions in
the Phytobiome” (PP590 and PP790)”. More information can be found here.
We are currently looking for a PhD student with an interest in environmental chemistry / analytical chemistry / soil chemistry. Details can be found here.
We are excited to have two poster presentations at the annual Plant Health meeting by the American Phytopathological Society. Postdoc Vineeta Rai and graduate student Althea Loucanides highlight their recent results, which unravel constitutive and stress-induced root exudation of secondary metabolites in response to biotic and abiotic stressors. Their work builds a foundation to understand the biochemistry of plant interactions with their biotic and abiotic environment below ground.
Four new lab members have joined this month: Pathy Fernandez (postdoc in plant secondary metabolism and microbial interactions), Zakkiyah Majeed (technician), Camden Carmichael (undergraduate researcher in microbiology), and Tilak Patel (undergraduate in computer science). Welcome! Congratulations also to our recent Wolfpack graduate, Ashley Jeckel. Good luck with your future endeavors!