Undergraduate Hilldale Scholarship - Jackson Nyman

Jackson Nyman and Interim Provost WileyCongratulations to Jackson Nyman and the Bent Lab on their recent Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship.

Jackson's project is to investigate how two F-box genes affect the immune responses of Arabidopsis thaliana. To do so, they will use pathogen growth assays involving fungi and bacteria. They currently hypothesize that overexpression of these genes will enhance resistance to pathogens, while “knockout” mutants will shift plants toward susceptibility.

The Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships program provides support for undergraduates performing research in collaboration with a faculty member on campus.