Beverly received the Millikan Award for Outstanding Research in Plant-Microbe Interactions.
At the Division of Plant Sciences graduation banquet on Wednesday, May 3, Beverly received the Millikan Award for Outstanding Research in Plant-Microbe interactions! One of the most outstanding graduate awards in MU’s DPS! For more background information on this award, please visit this website: https://plantsciences.missouri.edu/graduate/graduate-award-nominations/
Beverly’s research was on investigating the symbiotic relationships of nitrogen-fixing bacteria and detecting what metabolites are associated with colonization, BNF, and growth promotion in plants. Along with our lab collaborators at George Washington University, Washington D.C., and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at Washington State, she used an advanced and high-throughput technique called laser ablation electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (LAESI-MS) for in situ metabolic profiling. Overall, her data demonstrate that LAESI-MS holds tremendous potential for use in further studies of plant-microbe interactions.