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Marilyn Hayden

Personal Plant Story .....................................................................Why I got into biology


B.S. Biology, May 2013
Minor: Computer Science
Certficate: Bioinformatics

OHIO University, Athens, OH

Marilyn is currently the lab manager in the Wyatt lab although she anticipates starting work on a MS in Molecular and Cell Biology in the Spring semester of 2014. Marilyn joined Dr. Wyatt's lab in the summer of 2012, working on identifying and confirming the gene defective in gps6 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Previously, she worked with Dr. Janet Duerr in Biological Sciences working with C. elegans.

In the Wyatt lab, she has been learning procedures and protocols: planting, DNA extrations, PCR, and gel electrophoresis. Her project focuses on identifying and confirming the mutation in gps6. To do so, she will use deep sequencing technology, then confirm the idetnifty of GPS6 through analysis of publically available mutant alleles and genetic rescue.

Scholarships and Honors

Choose Ohio First for Bioinformatics Scholarships, 2010-2013

Competitive Funding Awards

2012 Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Fund, $1500

Presentations

Z. Abrams, M. Armbruster, S. Clay, S. Fenstemaker, K. Garcia, M. Hayden. T. Johnson, K. Lyall, W. Presley, O. Thompson, D. Williams, T. Williams, S.E. Wyatt. Mining and Annotation of Gene Lists: a comparative study. Great Lakes Bioinformatics 2012 (Ann Arbor, MI; May 2012)


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