Elizabeth Applegate

Researching the Cellular Processes of Powdery Mildews

This summer, I will be finishing up my year-long honors project. My project involves the overexpression of powdery mildew-secreted effector proteins in seedlings of its plant host. My mentor and I hypothesize that these effector proteins are causing a crucial process called endoreduplicaiton to occur in plant host cells, so my project allows us to test this hypothesis.

Message to Sponsor

I am very grateful to be receiving this summer funding to finish out my project. This research experience has been a fundamental part of my college career, and I am so excited to use this summer to tie up loose ends in the lab. Thank you so much for helping me continue to pursue research at UC Berkeley–I really appreciate it!
  • Major: Integrative Biology
  • Mentor: Amanda McRae, Mary Wildermuth