Wilkes University

August

Wilkes University Students Present Their Research at the American Society of Plant Biologist's Meeting

Wilkes University professor of biology, William Terzaghi, traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii this June with six students to present their research at the American Society of Plant Biologist's meeting. The international meeting had more than 1500 attendees.

Catherin Morocho, biology major, and Mina Roueinfar, graduate student in bioengineering, both of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., presented their work on two non-coding RNAs that control plant development.

Teresa Wasiluk, graduate student in bioengineering, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Leana Pande, neuroscience major of Shavertown, Pa., presented their work on using synthetic biology to engineer plants that degrade atrazine.

Matthew Yatison, graduate student in bioengineering, of Pittston Township, Pa., and Austin Ford, graduate student in bioengineering, of East Stroudsburg, Pa., presented their studies on differences in resveratrol production between male and female Japanese Knotweed plants.

Pictured from left to right are Leana Pande, Matthew Yatison, Austin Ford, William Terzaghi, Mina Roueinfar, Teresa Wasiluk, and Catherin Morocho.

Pictured from left to right are Leana Pande, Matthew Yatison, Austin Ford, William Terzaghi, Mina Roueinfar, Teresa Wasiluk, and Catherin Morocho. 

About Wilkes University:

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small, liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 42 bachelor’s degree programs, Wilkes offers 25 master’s degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.

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