Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Research Assistants work under the guidance of post-docs and graduate students and be involved in current projects in the Melotto lab. Since 2010, students are conducting genetic screenings of Arabidopsis mutants compromised in stomatal defense.

So far, this project has yielded four Honors Thesis and various presentations in local scientific meetings.

Araujo JC*, Oblessuc PR, Melotto M. 2018. The role of the Arabidopsis receptor like kinase, FER, in coronatine-mediated plant susceptibility. Undergraduate Research Conference, UC Davis, CA. April 27-28, 2018.

Kharadi RR*,and Melotto M. 2014. Towards understanding the role of Tesmin/TSO1-like protein in stomate-based defense against bacterial infection in Arabidopsis thaliana. Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students ACES Symposium. The University of Texas, Arlington, TX. USA. *Undergraduate Students. Oral presentation.

Kharadi RR*, Trinh ST*, Melotto M. 2013. Identification of Arabidopsis genes involved in stomatal immunity. Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students ACES Symposium. The University of Texas, Arlington, TX. USA. *Undergraduate Students. Oral presentation.

Trinh S*, Le A*, Ta NB*, Webber H*, Price L, Melotto M. 2011. Identification of Arabidopsis mutants compromised in stomatal defenses. Fall Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology Texas Branch , Arlington, TX, USA.

*Undergraduate students.

Microscope
Juan “playing” with the microscope to study guard cell-associated phenotypes.
Undergraduate Awardees
Samantha and Anh receiving Undergraduate Research Awards from the Biology Chair!
Plants
Samantha babysitting Arabidopsis mutant plants!
Microbiology
Reejana (standing) teaching undergraduate student Pearlene Williams basic Microbiology Techniques.
Molecular Biology
Shweta (standing) guiding undergraduate student Christie Le throught basic Molecular Biology Techniques.