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Marie K

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


genetic and molecular controls of plant cellular processes relevant to combat the climate crisis; CRISPR-Cas9 genome mediated engineering in plants; developmental, cell, and molecular plant biology

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Engineering plants to combat the climate crisis

Using previously published expression analyses and bioinformatic data, explore a potential candidate gene which may regulate a process in plants related to plant survival and/or growth. Propose a hypothesis which outlines the potential molecular pathway in which your candidate gene functions. How would you use genetic engineering, such as CRISPR-Cas9 mediated genome engineering, to test your hypothesis? In answering these questions, I will help you to write a research proposal which addresses a potential way crop species may be improved to handle changing environmental conditions due to the climate crisis.

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