New Semester, New Goals: Growing Goals

Get the semester started off right by setting goals for yourself! Write a goal down on our chalkboard mural. Come set your goals for the semester and watch them grow with you as you complete them throughout the semester. Students will write their academic and personal goals on plantable paper (recycled paper embedded with wildflower seeds). We will provide small plant pots and soil to plant your goal. With care and a little hard work, watch your your plant grow and parallel the completion of your goals set at this event!
January 23, 2013
12:00 am - 02:00 pm
Kansas Union, Kansas Union Lobby
864-7469
Programs Box Office

This week, we featured Sukhindervir Sandhu and how he is using an undergrad research award to make discoveries. What exactly is he researching? Watch this video to learn how Sandhu is using virus-induced gene silencing to make plants act differently. Tags: #KUdiscoveries #KUresearch #Plants #Genes #Biology

KU student tricks monkey flower into growing protective ‘hair’ Thanks to a KU Undergraduate Research Award (see more at http://ugresearch.ku.edu/student/fund/ugra), Sukhindervir Sandhu, a KU junior in biochemistry, figured out which genetic button to push to get a monkey flower, or Mimulus guttatus, to grow protective trichomes, or plant hair. Sandhu was able to track it down to a gene called SKP-1. By silencing SKP-1, he discovered that gene regulates plant hair growth in monkey flowers.


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