Alex was selected as a CAES Undergraduate Researcher for her proposal “Elucidating Bacteriophage Roles in Insect Host Protection.”
Chris successfully completed his CURO assistanship this year but continues work as a researcher in the oliver lab.
Oliver, K. M., & Higashi, C. H. (2019). Variations on a protective theme: Hamiltonella defensa infections in aphids variably impact parasitoid success.
Current opinion in insect science, 32, 1-7.
2019 Young Scholar, Collin Pannell, confidently presented his ground-breaking research this summer. He completed the YSP program with high regards and a new sparked interest in molecular ecology!
Lynn-Bell, N. L., Strand, M. R., & Oliver, K. M. (2019). Bacteriophage acquisition restores protective mutualism.
Microbiology, 165(9), 985-989.
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences \’Young Scholars Program\’ 2018 Poster Session. Catrina successfully completed her YSP research contributing to the development of a tool to examine a defensive symbionts’ strain diversity. Her work was greatly appreciated and will be invaluable to future projects.
Matthew R. Doremus, Kerry M. Oliver (2017) Aphid Heritable Symbiont Exploits Defensive Mutualism. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 83(8)
Kraft LJ, Kopco J, Harmon JP, Oliver KM (2018) Correction: Aphid symbionts and endogenous resistance traits mediate competition between rival parasitoids. PLOS ONE 13(1)
Suzanne Allison is an Entomology PhD graduate student who recently joined the Oliver lab.
Dorbin Abendano is senior undergraduate whose major is in Microbiology. His research involved understanding the effect of a defensive symbiont and its associated bacteriophage on pea aphids\’ protective phenotype. He worked alongside Nicole Lynn-Bell under the direction of Dr. Kerry Oliver.
Bryan Kamalaker received the CURO assistantship for exhibiting outstanding qualities as an undergraduate student. He successfully completed a semester long research project under the guidance of Clesson Higashi and Dr. Kerry Oliver. His research was presented during the 2017 CURO symposium.