Christina Azodi Awarded Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Christina Azodi Awarded Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Congratulations to Christina Azodi (Shiu Laboratory) for being awarded a three year NSF-GRF, which will start in 2016. The proposal, “Systems-level study of plant response to combined environmental stress”, focuses on using a combination of high throughput phenotyping and genotyping techniques to study plant-environment interactions. She will specifically focus on how plants respond to combinations of abiotic stresses such as heat and drought and how those responses are regulated. In addition to getting the chance to help tease apart the complexities of stress response, this fellowship will also allow Christina to dedicate time and effort toward mentoring undergraduate students in the lab and participating in outreach activities such as Girls Math and Science Day.