2021.04

A fun hunt for wild strawberries🍓at Holden Arboretum today. Some octoploid🧬🧬🧬🧬🧬🧬🧬🧬🍓are already flowering🌸(April 20)!

2021.04

We are transferring thousands of sterile plants🌱 into culture bags to sleep in ❄️ and wait for experiments🧫🦠🧬

2021.04

✨ New paper submitted: how plant mutualistic and antagonistic interactions at the rhizosphere and phyllosphere influence bidirectional relationships between floral VOCs and floral microbiome 🌸🦠

2021.03

😎 Crazy apparatus for measuring 🍓 leaf hydraulics💧 by Dr. Randy Long for a collaborative project with the Stuble Lab and Wei Lab at Holden.

2021.03

🎉 Jessica was awarded a Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture from the Garden Club of America to study Malus leaf microbiome 🍎🦠🧬🧫

2021.02

Plant–pollinator interactions 🐝 🦋 in Malus 🍎 authored with lab members Miyauna Incarnato and Evelyn Kaufman for the International Ornamental Crabapple Society journal!

2021.02

Leaf fungal microbiome🦠 in Malus 🍎 authored with lab members Jessica LaBella and Evelyn Kaufman for the International Ornamental Crabapple Society journal!

2020.09

Excited to start the micropropagation of wild 🍓 and wild 🍎 for getting sterile clones for manipulative microbiome experiments.

2020.06

Our survey of plant–pollinator interactions in Malus 🍎 at Holden (pollinator icons by Cameron Squire)