On March 2, 2020 Devarenne Lab graduate student Incheol Yeo successfully defended his PhD thesis. Incheol’s studies focused on the regulation of Threonine Deaminase 2 during the resistance response of tomato to bacterial pathogens.
On June 5, 2019 Shruthi Garla joined the lab as a summer intern. She is a local high school student and will be working on B. braunii hydrocarbon production.
In February, 2019 Devon Boland joined the Devarenne Lab as a new graduate student. Devon is from Illinois and will be working on identifying the reductase genes from the L race of B. braunii needed for production of lycopadiene.
Ivette Cornejo Corona has rejoined the Devarenne Lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Her time in the lab is supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Méxican science agency CONACYT. She will be working on the reaction mechanism of the B. braunii L race LOS enzyme. Ivette was a previous member of the lab as a visiting graduate student. Welcome back to the lab Ivette.