Miki Hodel - Undergraduate Student



Email: mfhxv8@mail.missouri.edu

Cell: (636)-717-2551



Bachelor of Science in Biology :  Graduation Date: May 2020, University of Missouri-Columbia

  • Minors: Food Science
  • Member of Honors College
  • Bright Flight Scholar: Top 3% of Missouri High School Seniors
  • Chancellor’s Award winner: University of Missouri-Columbia, minimum ACT score of 31

Fox High School:  Diploma Graduation Date: May 2017

  •  Summa Cum Laude


Relevant Experience

Legume-Microbe Interactions Laboratory of Dr. Gary Stacey and Dr. Bing Stacey

October 2017-Present

Undergraduate Research Assistant University of Missouri

  • Gained laboratory techniques: making media, growing plants, specifically soybean (Glycine max(L.) Merr.) in growth chambers, e coli and agrobacterium culturing, bacteria inoculation of plant seedlings, DNA extraction, Hairy Root transformation
  • Developed skills using laboratory instruments: Centrifuge, Autoclave, Gel Electrophoresis, Shaking incubator for bacteria maintenance, stereoscopes
  • Logged daily methods, results and procedures



  • Accepted into the Freshman Research in Plant Science program (FRIPS). The FRIPS program is a selective program that only accepted 12 of the top freshman researchers in 2017.
  • Accepted into Pre-Veterinary Medicine Scholars Program (PVM). The PVM program is a early acceptance program for the University of Missouri  College of Veterinary Medicine

•2017 American Kennel Club Junior Showmanship Scholarship