Katerina Lay

Genetics Graduate Student
laykater@msu.edu

Katerina is a second-year Genetics Ph.D. graduate student.  Originally from Hartsville, South Carolina, she received a B.S. in Genetics with a minor in Microbiology from Clemson University in 2014.  At Clemson, she studied the evolution of glyphosate resistance in Amaranthus palmeri populations.  She also participated in plant genomics REU programs at Michigan State University and Boyce Thompson Institute. Her project in the Takahashi Lab focuses on the effect of macronutrient-responsive small signaling peptides on nodulation in Medicago truncatula and on root gravitropism in Arabidopsis thaliana.