Lab: Antje Heese
Undergraduate Work: University of Missouri-Columbia; B.S. in Biochemistry
Hometown: Warrenton, Missouri
Research: Exploring the role of Clathrin-coated vesicle protein networks in plant immunity and development.
Techniques: Plant genetics, immunoblot analysis, subcellular fractionation, live-cell imaging, pathological assays, immune signaling assays, qPCR.
Why Mizzou: I chose to stay at Mizzou because of its top notch professors in plant biochemistry and its collaborative environment.
Favorite Part of Mizzou Biochemistry: The interactive group of grad students and helpful guidance of PI's.
Fun Fact about Erica: I like all things outdoors. I love to run, duck hunt, water ski and ride horses.
Outside the Lab: I spend time with my family, friends, boyfriend, and horse.
Career Plans: I want to advance agriculture through science. I aim to find a career in industry working for a seed company.