Indiana University Bloomington
Sarah Pottinger is a 5th year graduate student in the Innes lab at Indiana University Bloomington. She is investigating the action of PBS1 and RPS5 through genetic, structural and biochemical techniques.
Before starting graduate studies she took a post-baccalaureate research internship at the Max Planck Instutute for Chemical Ecology, studying the response of wild tobacco to herbivory by the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta. This was done through Virus Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS), advanced molecular techniques, analytical chemistry and glasshouse observations.
Sarah graduated with a first class honors degree from the University of Leeds. Her thesis investigated the localisation of PHT1 family phosphate transporters in foxtail millet. As a part of her bachelors degree she chose to take an academic year in industry in Prof. Anthony Hall’s Laboratory at the University of Liverpool as well as a summer internship with Prof. Cyril Zipfel’s at the Sainsbury Laboratory.
Monday, July 27, 2020
4:02 PM – 4:17 PM EDT