Undergraduate Researchers Shine in Spring Presentations on Soil Fungi

Three undergraduates from our lab presented the results of their research this spring, with support from their grad student mentor, Amanda Meier.

Isabelle Katz was chosen to give an oral presentation at the Michigan Research Community Spring Symposium on how mycorrhizal fungi influence aphid populations by altering plant traits.

Tori Varnau presented her research at the UROP Spring Symposium on how mycorrhizae influence plant traits and affect natural insect colonization in the field.

Hannah Fuller also presented her research at the UROP Spring Symposium on how mycorrhizae and aphids interact to affect plant traits and was awarded a blue ribbon for her poster presentation.

Congratulations Isabelle, Tori, and Hannah on your excellent work. ¬†We’re proud of you.