As an undergraduate student at Nebraska, Kate Lagerstrom ('17) studied Arabidopsis calmodulin in plant immunity against Pseudomonas syringae.
Her life now revolves around graduate school at Stanford University where she is a part of the PhD program in Biosciences. Her "home program" is Biology, and within that, she is in the CMOB (Cellular, Molecular, and Organismic Biology) track.
They are given a year to find a lab to join, so Kate is currently rotating in a lab focusing on environmental microbiology research. She will be a small part of a project on nectar microbes and their impact on the plant-pollinator relationship.