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PBio 4994 Directed Research Spring 2017

Plants have an immune system to protect themselves from pathogens. Join in on this directed research opportunity in Dr. Fumi Katagiri's lab to discover plant genes that are important in immunity by exploring natural variation in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

How does the project work?

This is a team research project. They are hoping to have 10 to 15 students working together.

How will students contribute?

You will work in the lab on the St Paul campus for 5 hours per week (the time is pretty flexible) and participate in the weekly project meeting (Fri, 1:15pm-2:15pm). If you want to spend more hours for more credits, that can be arranged.

What will students learn?

Experimental design and planning; Experimental techniques in plant immunity research; Proper recording of experimental results; Principles of qualitative and quantitative genetics; Statistical analysis of experimental data; Management of team research; How to work in a team environment.

If interested e-mail,  Dr. Katagiri at

December, 2016