Undergrads at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum

Our accomplished undergrads are at it again! This time Chelsea and Ben both presented posters at Mizzou’s annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Spring Forum on Tuesday April 26th, 2016 in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center.

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Mizzou’s annual Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum showcases student research and scholarly and creative achievements to the Mizzou community. MU undergraduates from any major and all academic levels are eligible to present their work. – Department of Undergraduate Research at the University of Missouri.

20160426_150027 [1019477]Here in the Eggert Lab, we are extremely proud of our undergrads and all the hard work they do in conducting and presenting their research!

Chelsea’s research  investigates the evolutionary history of Lorisidae primates (Arctocebus, Loris, Nycticebus, and Perodicticus) and its relationship to genes that
influence coat color and patterning.

Ben’s research focuses on the historic genetic diversity of short leaf pine, Missouri’s only native pine tree, across its distribution. Ben works with the Missouri Department of Conservation to determine if current management practices have properly captured the historic genetic diversity.