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April 27, 2018 at 8:37 am

Plant Biology Graduate Student Awarded Best Presentation at Symposium

Danny Wolf receives Robert T. Wilce Graduate Paper Award for best oral presentation at the annual Northeast Algal Symposium.

Danny Wolf receives Robert T. Wilce Graduate Paper Award for best oral presentation at the annual Northeast Algal Symposium.

Graduate student Danny Wolf received the Robert T. Wilce Graduate Paper Award for best oral presentation at the annual Northeast Algal Symposium April 13-15 in New Haven, Ct.

Wolf is in the master’s program in Plant Biology.

His presentation was titled “Multi-marker metabarcoding assessment of biodiversity within stream biofilm communities along an acid mine drainage recovery gradient” and was co-authored with his adviser, Dr. Morgan Vis, Professor and Chair of Environmental & Plant Biology.

As part of the award, Wolf received funding to present his research at the Phycological Society of America’s meeting in Vancouver, Canada, July 28 to Aug. 2.

Undergraduate Presenters

Two undergraduate researchers from the Vis lab also presented their projects as posters.

Amanda Szinte, a biological sciences major, presented “Exploring the freshwater red algal diversity of Africa: past and present.”

Lexie Redmond, also a biology major, presented “Survey of the freshwater red algae from the Batrachospermales (Rhodophyta) in South Carolina.”

Vis presented “Review of recent taxonomic changes in freshwater red algae (Rhodophyta).”

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