Wyatt Lab Students Present Research at ASGSR

Three Wyatt Lab Team Gravitron students presented at the annual American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) conference October 25th in Pasadena, CA.

  • Grad student Promo Basu presented on Plant Response to Space Flight and Reorientation to Earth’s Gravity”
  • Undergrad Adam Cook presented on Revealing Novel Genes in Gravity Research
  • Undergrad Zak Hall presented on Identifying Gene Mutation that Enables Study of Plant Response to Gravity

Graduate student Proma Basu presented a poster on studying the proteins plants express as they are exposed to gravitational changes in spaceflight and upon reorientation to the Earth’s gravitational pull.

Her co-author on Proteomics Analysis of Plants Subjected to Modification in the Gravity Vector was Dr. Sarah E. Wyatt, Professor of Plant Biology at Ohio University.

Undergraduate student Adam Cook presented a poster on revealing novel genes in research on how plants respond to gravity.

Co-authors on Microarray Analysis of GPS Treatment Reveals Novel Genes Involved in Gravitropic Signal Transduction were Dr. Sarah E. Wyatt, and Avery Tucker, research assistant for Wyatt’s Team Gravitron.

Undergraduate student Zak Hall presented a poster on identifying a genetic mutation in the small, mustard-like plant that allows Ohio University researchers to study the gravitational effect on the plant.

The research on Identification of the Gene Defective in gravity persistence signal (gps) 6 of Arabidopsis thaliana was co-authored by graduate student Marilyn Hayden, undergraduate student Megan Osika, and Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Plant Biology at Ohio University, all members of Wyatt’s Team Gravitron.