Heath Lab News

Baldemar presents his poster at the Illinois Summer Research Symposium!

Baldemar did some awesome research this summer on interactions between soybean-associated fungi and yeasts! The whole lab showed up to see him present.

Undergrad bribery 101

Laura Goralka carries a heavy load of dry ice and tubes of frozen nodule tissue, but her reward awaits.

Evolution 2019 with these guys was so great!

From left: Katy Heath, Alex Riley, Rebecca Batstone, Hanna Lindgren

Julia is ready with soybean genotypes, both modern and historic!

We found the cutest spider on the stairs

Everyone turns up to pluck nodules!

Guess which plant doesn’t have any symbionts

Natalie gives a talk on endophytes for our research theme at the IGB!

We pilot Rebecca’s public engagement activity!

Today we piloted the mobile genetic elements activity that Rebecca has been working on with the IGB outreach and engagement staff. We will be at the National Academies building for the IGB’s upcoming World of Genomics event. We came up with some kooky ideas for comics to accompany her game. Hope to be posting these on the Heath lab website ASAP because the little cartoon rhizobia are pretty darned cute.

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Jennifer defends her dissertation!

Jennifer gave a great talk (there was even a bark cake!) followed by a successful defense of her dissertation. Soon she will move to to Michigan State for her postdoc with Sarah Evans at Kellogg Biological Station!

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