In 2022, I joined the Morton Arboretum’s Global Tree Conservation Program (GTCP) as a Research Experience for Post-baccalaureates (REP) participant.
Sap flow readings integrate information about photosynthesis, transpiration, water transport, and wood condition in a tree. As a result, measuring sap flow can give us crucial information about the overall health of a tree, similar to measuring blood pressure in a human.
Our current project focuses on assembling, annotating, and aligning mitochondrial genomes of several species within the genus Crenichicla so as to create bioinformatic pipelines, do comparative studies, and assess the phylogeny of the genus Crenicichla.
The Coastal Ecosystems summer REU Site program at FIU was an experience that changed my life. I am an undergraduate student from Puerto Rico, and although there are many great opportunities on my island, I had never found an opportunity as enriching as this.
Hi, I am Dell Zimmerman, a senior in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC).
My REU research centers around the coronavirus pandemic and uses cutting-edge computational methods to investigate how weather, social distancing, and the mutations of the virus itself could influence the outcome of the pandemic.