Genetics and Genomics PhD Candidate
University of Florida
Tautvydas Shuipys is a PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Kevin Folta at the University of Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago where he worked on characterizing new families of retrotransposons in Trifolium repens. Currently, his graduate research focuses on a transformational approach for discovery of novel chemistries that affect plant biology. The lab has developed populations of Arabidopsis plants expressing random DNA sequences and have identified candidates for novel plant growth regulators, herbicides, and crop protectants. For his research, Tautvydas is describing the discrete role for a novel peptide that affects specific aspects of seedling development in red light. In his spare time, he also writes science articles for the Genetic Literacy Project website.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
4:32 PM – 4:47 PM EDT