• Mentorship

    During my academic progress, I have been lucky to have had many excellent scientific mentors: my undergraduate PI, Dr. Virginia Rider, an academic mentor, Dr. Neil Snow, Hwara, my dear friend, and M.Sci. Student at Pittsburg State University, and the lovely Dr. Chong Teng, a Post-doc in Blake Meyer’s lab at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. All of these amazing women helped to guide and support me as I grew as a scientist.

    Dr. Virginia Rider (left)

    Mallory Gibsion (left), myself (center), Hwara Khalit, M.S. at Pittsburg State (right)

    Dr. Chong Teng, post-doc at DDPSC (left)

    Upon my acceptance into Cornell University, I was again overwhelmed by the amazing support of those around me. Dr. Joyce Van Eck, Olena Vatamaniuk, and my PI, Dr. Margaret Frank, have both been excellent mentors and role-models as I strive to grow as a scientist. Now, I am in a position to provide support to mentees in plant science.

    My first summer in the Frank Lab
    Dr. Margaret Frank (left), myself (center), Jenny Probst, PhD Student at University of Missouri (right)

    Past and Present Mentees:

    Jack (Lastname with-held), Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley, N.Y.
    Program: Scientific Research through the University in the High School Program at SUNY Albany
    Title: Inter-stock grafting as a tool for protection against Boron toxicity
    Year: Spring 2020-2021

    Nicole Hempel , Cornell University
    Program: Undergraduate research assistant, summer research assistant
    Title: Graft mobile dyes
    Year: April 2019-2021

    Sophia Monroe , The University of Scranton
    Program: NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates
    Title: Automated detection of plant venation
    Year: June 2019-Aug 2019

    Allie Hermanson , Cornell University
    Program: Undergraduate research assistant
    Title: Graft compatibility in the Solanaceae
    Year: Jan 2019-2021

    Alice Gevorgyan, Cornell University
    Program: Undergraduate research assistant
    Title: Generation of pxy mutants in Solanum lycopersicum
    Year: Jan 2019-Present

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