Lara Waldt

Project Title: 
Functional genomics of Cuscuta species
Project Description: 
My most recent research project involved locating an upstream sequence of microRNA loci within four Cuscuta (dodder) species found in Pennsylvania which required me to perform differential analyses on R and operating the command line. Previously, I worked with Drs. Maximova and Guiltinan to examine the properties of somatic embryogenesis via tissue culture on Theobroma cacao (chocolate tree).
Mentor(s): 
Dr. Michael Axtell
Major(s): 
Plant Sciences
Minor(s): 
French and Francophone Studies, International Agriculture, Plant Pathology
Campus: 
University Park