In June, three schoolteachers from New Orleans joined our lab work as we prepared them for our trip to Panama. They are participating in the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Teachers program. They each came to the Van Bael lab for several days to get acquainted with some of the basic techniques in endophyte isolation. They also helped us out tremendously with our project on Spartina alterniflora.  Next stop, Panama! 

Jeanell works with Trey in the greenhouse


Katie works with Callie in the greenhouse


Back at the lab, Jeanell helps with processing leaves