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Rosa Lab's UBMS Students Place First in Symposium

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Posted: July 19, 2016

Students hosted by Rosa Lab place first in 2016 Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Research Symposium CASSE category.
(L-R) Asst. Professor Dr. Cristina Rosa, CASSE students Roandy Sanchez Mejia and Jeffrey Seaman, and postdoctoral scientist and student mentor Dr. Paolo Margaria | Image: Paolo Margaria, Penn State University

(L-R) Asst. Professor Dr. Cristina Rosa, CASSE students Roandy Sanchez Mejia and Jeffrey Seaman, and postdoctoral scientist and student mentor Dr. Paolo Margaria | Image: Paolo Margaria, Penn State University

The College of Agricultural Sciences Summer Experience (CASSE) students Roandy Sanchez Mejia and Jeffrey Seaman, hosted by the Rosa Lab, were awarded 1st Place in their category at the UBMS Awards luncheon on July 19.

At the 2016 UBMS Research Symposium held July 18 Roandy and Jeffrey presented the results of their five-week research on plant viruses. Their project titled "It's invisible but it's there: detection and sequencing of a plant virus" focused on the characterization of strains of Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) showing different symptoms in tobacco plants.

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Group G 1st Place Winners Jeffrey Seaman (L) and Roandy Sanchez Mejia (R) | Image: Paolo Margaria, Penn State University

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