Jeremy Held grew up in Westerville, OH. He is currently a sophomore in the Honors Tutorial College pursuing a B.S. degree in plant biology. Held enjoys his lab work as well as an enthusiasm for the outdoors and fieldwork. As an honors student, Held will write his thesis this year and hopes to converge his two passions by pursuing ecology based questions for his thesis.
Held joined the Wyatt Lab during the Fall 2014 Semester. Currently, he is investigating the role of two genes in plant gravitropism. To determine if the genes are significant, Held’s research requires he run a series of phenotype and qPCR analyses on his model plants.