Dr. Hendry had the pleasure of being invited by the Grand Valley State University Microbiology Club to give a seminar on her research. It was great to meet so many enthusiastic undergraduate microbiologists!
Check out our new paper, coauthored with former undergraduate Kelley Clark, looking at infectivity of P. syringae in aphids and aphid reproduction.
To hear more about the interesting interactions between P. syringae and insects check out my talk at 9:48 AM on Sunday!
Our paper, coauthored by Molly Hunter and Dave Baltrus, showing that invasive whiteflies become infected by epiphytic P. syringae is accepted and online at Applied and Environmental Microbiology! The facultative whitefly symbiont can be a defensive symbiont and protects the insects against P. syringae.
Two former undergraduate mentees and coauthors are starting graduate school programs!
Kelley Clark will be entering the Microbiology program at UC Riverside and Katherine Dougan is in the Marine Biology program at Florida International University. Congratulations to you both!