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PGRU Internship Showcase

About our Interns' Summer Projects:

 


 

2020 Interns

 

Molly Dexter
Hobart William Smith Colleges
 
Phenotypic analysis of fire blight in Malus species
Skills acquired: plant pathology, statistics, horticulture, digital agriculture, genetics and germplasm

USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Resources Unit Geneva, NY

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2019 Interns

 

Kyra Battaglia
University of Rochester
 
Characterization of the USDA Tart Cherry (Prunus cerasus) Collection in Geneva, NY
Skills acquired: liquid chromatography, chemistry, statistics, horticulture, pomology, and germplasm

USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Resources Unit, Geneva, NY

 

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Lindsay Brown
Cornell University
 
Effect of powdery mildew resistance on phenolic content of inoculated Vitis leaves
Skills acquired: liquid chromatography, chemistry, statistics, horticulture, viticulture, plant pathology, and germplasm

USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Resources Unit, Geneva, NY

 

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Molly Carroll
Purdue University
 
Quantitative determination of anthocyanin compounds during tart cherry maturation
Skills acquired: liquid chromatography, chemistry, statistics, horticulture, pomology, and germplasm

USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Resources Unit Geneva, NY

 

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Lindsey Lesniak
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
 
Understanding grapevine (Vitis) domestication and variation between Vitis species through analysis of polyphenolic and aromatic compounds
Skills acquired: chemistry, LC/MS and GC/MS, genetics and germplasm, viticulture

USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Resources Unit, Geneva, NY

 

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2018 Interns

 

Kayla Aulet and Kenisha Ross
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
 
Comparison of anthocyanin levels in the USDA Tart Cherry Collection
Skills acquired: liquid chromatography, chemistry, statistics, horticulture and germplasm

USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Resources Unit, Geneva, NY

 

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