Heath Lab News

To test a lab for IB 204 (genetics)  Alex, Natalie, Hanna, and Katy (not pictured) collected spit for a DNA extraction protocol.

Jennifer and Natalie went to the International Mycological Congress in Puerto Rico to learn a lot about fungi and eat a LOT of mofongo.

Hanna Lindgren joins the lab as a postdoc. Hanna did her PhD at the University of Helsinki and has previously worked as a postdoc at the Field Museum in Chicago where she studied symbiotic fungi. Hanna is co-advised by Amy Marshall-Colon at UIUC and will be studying the molecular underpinnings of partner quality variation in the Medicago truncatula-Ensifer meliloti mutualism.

February 2018: Natalie Christian joins the lab as a postdoc! Natalie did her PhD at Indiana University and is co-advised by Posy Busby at Oregon State University. She will be studying interactions between foliar endophytic fungi and rhizobia bacteria in soybean. Check out her website at www.nataliechristian.com for more information. Welcome Natalie!

Alex Riley is the latest undergrad to join the Heath lab, he’ll be working with Dr. Heath and Dr. Marshall-Colon (also in plant biology) on partner quality variation in the legume-rhizobium mutualism.

April 2013: Undergraduate Carissa Zielinski earns high distinction for her senior thesis on tripartite interactions between legumes, rhizobia, and mycorrhizal fungi!

March 2013: Graduate ! We celebrate with cinnamon rolls from the Bread Co. on Goodwin, as is customary:

March 2013: Kathryn Solorzano-Lowell and Jennifer Jones will join the Heath-Dalling groups in fall 2013 in the pursuit of aquatic fungi. Congratulations to them both on receiving IGERT fellowships and to Kathryn for winning an IL Distinguished Fellowship!

March 2013: Katy finally signs up for a Google Scholar page!

February 4, 2013: Maren Friesen and Katy’s letter in New Phytologist comes out online!