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Fall 2013

 

 

 

 

Amanda Morgan:
Research Volunteer 
John Cooper:
Research Volunteer
Katherine Smith:
Bio Major 
 

 

 

Tashana Hayes:
Bio Major 
Chavar Sinclair:
Bio Major 
Tai Truong:
Bio Major 
 

 

 

 

Michelle Kinsey:
Nursing     
Theresa Fuller:
Bio Major 
 

 

 
 
Spring 2013
Front row, from left to right: Alisha, Dr. Mitra, Cameron. Katherine
Back row, from left to right: Phillip, Darryel, Kathryn, Tashana, Jonathan

 

Fall 2012
 
From left to right: Darryel, Michael, Jonathan, Kathryn, Phillip and Josh

 

Spring 2012
 
From left to right:  Monica McGauley, Mautusi Mitra, Phillip Grovenstein, Kathryn Lankford, Michael Chizurum Okoro, Darryel Wilson, Tiffany Ancrum  

 

Spring 2011-Summer 2011
From left to right: Phillip Grovenstein, Erika Vargas Codero, Mautusi Mitra, Daniel Foster, Justin Puckett, Kathryn Lankford
 
Summer 2010 - Fall 2010
       

From left to right: Isaiah Clinton, Confidence Oyidiya Ndukwe, Kelsey Gaston, Phillip Grovenstein, Surangi Perera, Yakema Sheats, Rashidat Omowumi Odewale, Edna Esumei, Mautusi Mitra 

       

 

Research Conferences / Summer Research

Spring 2014
Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC), January 24-25, Columbus, GA
 

 

 

Tashana giving her oral presentation 

 Tashana with her award certificate

Theresa giving her oral presentation 

Summer 2013
The 16th International Congress on Photosynthesis Research, August 2013
St. Louis, Missouri
Dr. Mitra in front of her poster

 

UWISE summer research presentation
UWG
Tashana and Katherine presenting their UWISE research

 

Spring 2013
2013 National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Tashana presenting at NCUR 2013 conference.

 

American Society of Plant Biologists, southern sectional (SS-ASPB) meeting
Little Rock, Arkansas
     
Darryel and Kathryn in front of their
award winning poster.
    Kathryn and Darryel with their SS-ASPB
best undergraduate research poster award.

 

Fall 2012
Annual National Collegiate Honors Council Conference
Boston, MA
Darryel beside his poster.

 

Summer 2012
The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists
Austin, Texas
 
Dr. Mitra in front of her poster

 

15th International Conference on the Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas
Potsdam, Germany
 
Dr. Mitra in front of her poster

 

Summer Research, 2012 at Dr. Bernhard Grimm’s lab
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
 
Dr. Mitra with Grimm lab members

 

Spring 2012
National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Weber College, UT
 
Kathryn giving her talk.    Kathryn presenting her poster. 

 

Southern Sectional American Society of Plant Biologists Meeting
Mrytle Beach, SC
     
Phillip giving a talk    Darryel beside his poster 

 

Fall 2011
MidWest SouthEast Photosynthesis Meeting
Marshall, IN
     
Phillip beside his poster Justin beside his poster

 

Annual National Collegiate Honors Council Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
 
Kathryn in front of her poster

 

Spring 2011
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
Ithaca, NY
 
Surangi's NCUR talk     Surangi at NCUR lunch  

 

 

Eastern Regional Photosynthesis Meeting (ERP)
Woods Hole, MA
 
Kelsey beside her poster    Dr. Mitra's talk 

 

American Society of Plant Biology (ASPB) - Southern Sectional
Ocean Springs, MS
Phillip's poster 

 

 

Research Day & Big Night
UWG Campus
   
Kelsey's research day talk    Yakema and group beside the poster at Big Night    Group picture at Big Night 

 

 

SRAP Luncheon
UWG Campus
 
Yakema's talk    Iffy and Yakema at SRAP luncheon 

 

 

High School Research Activity

Fall 2013

The STEM Academy at Lithia Springs High School (LSHS), Georgia

 
Katherine Smith and LSHS student beside our research poster 

 

 

 

Summer 2011

Dreyfus Foundation Sponsored "Research Experience via Active Collaboration of High Schools (REACH)" Program

Students getting ready for the talk  Phillip giving the talk  Students learning how autoclave works 
     
Kathryn showing algae culture plates Daniel demonstrating use of a spectrophotometer  Justin demonstrating DNA gel electrophoresis 
     
 
Kathryn showing the laminar flow hood  Students watching Chlamydomonas cells under the microscope   

 

 

Lab Research Pictures

   
Resuspending E.coli cell   Getting ready for the DNA mega prep   Loading DNA mega kit column 
         
   
Running DNA mega column sucks!!!   After a hard days lab work!!    Busy taking down lab notes 
         
   

Getting ready for DNA gel electrophoresis 

  Surangi with her students
 
  Teaching loading a DNA gel
 
         
   
Yakema loading a DNA gel    Isaiah's turn to load the DNA gel    Kelsey taking a DNA gel picture
         
   
Heterotrophic Chlamydomonas cultures (low light)    Heterotrophic Chlamydomonas cultures (dark)    Autotrophic Chlamydomonas cultures(Low light) 
         
   
Autotrophic Chlamydomonas cultures (high light)    Slant cultures of different Chlamydomonas strains    Culture plates and slants of Chlamydomonas 
         
   
Chlamydomonas liquid cultures
 
  Edna taking care of "Chlamy babies" in algal culture room    Getting ready to harvest Chlamy cells
 
         
   
Measuring spectrophotometrically chlorophyll concentration    Yakema counting Chlamy cells frantically!!!    Rashidat working out her biceps & triceps!!! 
         
     
I am almost there!!    Surangi gets inspired by Rashidat!!    I am strong too!!! 

 

 

CMB Research Club

Fall 2010 
     
Kelsey giving a talk     Kelsey after her talk    
         
         
         

 

Graduation/Graduate Exit Seminars

Spring 2013 - Students' Graduation
I and Phillip on Graduation Day I, Darryel, Kathryn, and Phillip on Graduation Day 2013 Graduation cake
Phillip cutting the graduation cake Graduation party at Little Hawaiian

 

Phillip’s Exit Seminar
“Flagellated Mitra lab” before Phillip’s exit seminar Phillip giving his MS exit seminar I and Phillip after Phillip’s Defense

 

Spring 2011 - Students' Graduation
   
Graduation Spring 2011    Graduation party at Blue Brick    Graduation cake 
         
       
Graduates cutting cake         

 

Fall 2010 - Edna's Graduation Party 
   
The gift card brings a smile to Edna's face    Mitra Lab members do biochemistry at kitchen too!!    Having a good time
 
         
   
Phillip posing    More good times    Kelsey and Isaiah performing!
         
       
Confidence and Iffy showing their moves!