CAFNR Students Present During Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

Four CAFNR students participated in the Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on Monday, April 11, in Jefferson City. A total of 11 projects were shared with legislators during the event.

Brogan Eyre, a senior majoring in plant sciences, presented on the efficacy of selected fungicides for the protection of wine grapes in Missouri. Lydia Jefferson, a senior studying environmental sciences, shared her research related to improving the understanding of how the overall health of freshwater bodies relates to land-use practices. Kathryn Vanden Hoek, junior biochemistry major, discussed her research on utilizing plant stress responses to clean up polluted soils. Brooke Weiler, a senior biochemistry major, showcased her research which focuses on measuring gene activity of bone-building cells in a mouse model of brittle bone disease.