Adair and Bollenbacher Research Experience for Undergraduates

Research Experience for Undergraduates

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is privileged to announce the C. Roy Adair and Katherina Bollenbacher Research Experience for Undergraduates program. These research experiences for undergraduates are funded by endowed scholarships established to honor the late Dr. C. Roy Adair, a geneticist and plant breeder, whose accomplishments helped establish the preeminence of the Arkansas rice industry and  the late Katharina  Bollenbacher, a U of A alumna and USDA scientist who worked on the University of Arkansas campus. 

Conduct your own research project under the guidance of faculty in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Arkansas.

2020 projects:

  • Biology of soil and seedborne fungi in field crops
  • The virome of berry crops in the United States
  • Colonization of soybean by Phomopsis treated with glyphosate
  • Rice genes participating in resistance responses to Bacterial Panicle Blight
  • Cell biology tools to investigate plant-bacteria interactions
  • Analysis of gene edited rice
  • Genetic and molecular characterization of industrial hemp pathogens
  • Characterizing resistance to the spinach downy mildew pathogen

Program Details

  • The program runs May 25-July 31, 2020
  • Applicants should be in the top 25% of their class
  • Applicants should be upper-level undergraduates (90 credit hours earned)
  • Interns register for credit at the University of Arkansas
  • The value of the scholarship is $7200 - tuition, fees, and taxes are deducted
  • Application deadline is March 22nd, 2020. 

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Adair Legacy
Bollenbacher Legacy

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