I am an undergraduate majoring in Civil Engineering and Biology. I joined Dr. Curtis’s lab my freshman year and started working on the ECO-CBET project concerning transient expression in duckweed in my second year. I really enjoy how the project combines both of my majors/interests as the main part involves biology, but its practical application involves civil/environmental engineering.
Increase amino acid quality in duckweed, by transient expression. This project mainly involves increasing the amino acid content of duckweed for it to be used as an animal feed for cows and removing excess nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon by wastewater treatment.
ASPB 2022 Poster - Watershed Protection with Duckweed.
SIVB 2022 - Interactive Poster Session - Advanced Reporter Gene Development