IMG_1090: (left to right) Thomas Mike and James Bird present their scientific research on light-regulated genes in rice.
Wilkes University Students Present Scientific Research in Montreal
2010 Oct 29This summer five Wilkes University students presented their scientific research at the American and Canadian Societies of Plant Biologists meeting in Montreal, Canada. The students were accompanied by Dr. William Terzaghi, a Wilkes University professor of biology. The society's annual meeting is attended by nearly 2,000 scientists from around the world. The students presented two posters describing their research work. The participating students were: James Bird, a biology major from Scranton, Pa. Nisarg Joshi, a biology major with minors in neuroscience and chemistry from Orefield, Pa. Thomas Mike, a biology major from Shavertown, Pa. Michelle Wakeley, a biology major from Endicott, N.Y. Lorinette Williams, a pre-med biology major from Swiftwater, Pa. The first poster, presented by Bird and Mike, was on antisense transcripts of light-regulated genes in rice. The second, presented by Joshi, Wakeley, and Williams, dealt with hybrid vigor in rice as it relates to the parent genes. The information was offered in a special session for undergraduates and also in two general sessions for all scientists. Following the meeting, the students stayed an extra day to visit Montreal.