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Originally posted on May 10, 2018
The first spring in Delaware for the Sparks Lab has been lovely! As the semester comes to an end, we thought to share some of the great things happening to our group and what’s on the horizon…
First, congratulations go out to PhD student Lindsay Erndwein for her acceptance and scholarship to attend the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories Frontiers and Techniques in Plant Science course!!! We are so excited that Lindsay will become an alumni of the @CSHLplantcourse and can’t wait to hear all of the amazing things she will learn.
Second, a big congratulations to undergraduate Sarah Kubat for winning a University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences Unique Strengths summer internship! Sarah is a Plant Sciences major and has been working with us since the start of Winter Term. We are so excited that she will get to spend the summer in the lab thanks to this amazing opportunity.
Another new addition to the lab is undergraduate Kyle Ebersole who is joining us for the summer from Hagerstown Community College. Kyle will be working with Nathan Harlan for the summer and we are super excited for his contributions to the lab.
Lastly – be on the look out for Sparks lab members at meetings near you this summer. Erin, Nathan, Lindsay, and Wenbo will be at the Mid-Atlantic ASBP meeting. Nathan, Lindsay, and Wenbo all have posters so if you are at the meeting, come check out their work! Then Erin and Nathan will be at the “big” ASPB Plant Biology Meeting in Montreal. Nathan will again be giving a poster, so come see the great work he is doing. Erin will be giving talks at the Plant Biomechanics meeting in Montreal, and the International Association for Plant Biotechnology in Dublin this summer. Lots of travel and excitement for the Sparks lab this summer. 🙂
Keep our eye out for our next post… “The Sparks Lab First Birthday” (yes, we are having a party).