Geoffrey Bader, Roanoke College student and Salem High graduate, was selected for a summer undergraduate research fellowship from the American Society of Plant Biologists. He is the first Roanoke College student to receive the fellowship.
For his research on the “Uptake and Efflux of Auxin and Polar Auxin Transport in Land Plant Gametophytes”, which will last about ten weeks, he’ll receive a $3,000 stipend in order to devote a full-time effort to the study.
The study will address important issues concerning the evolution of auxin, a hormone plants rely on in order to grow, develop, and function.
Bader will also receive the opportunity to present the results at the society’s annual meeting in Hawaii next year. Bader has been working with Dr. Dorothy Belle Poli, assistant professor of biology at RC.