Adair and Bollenbacher Research Experience for Undergraduates

Research Experience for Undergraduates

The Department of Plant Pathology is privileged to announce the C. Roy Adair and Katherina Bollenbacher Research Experience for Undergraduates program. These research experiences for undergraduates are funded by endowed scholarships established to honor the late Dr. C. Roy Adair, a geneticist and plant breeder, whose accomplishments helped establish the preeminence of the Arkansas rice industry and  the late Katharina  Bollenbacher, a U of A alumna and USDA scientist who worked on the University of Arkansas campus. 

Conduct your own research project under the guidance of faculty in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Arkansas.

2019 projects:

  • Spinach genetics and diseases | Jim Correll
  • Baseline determination of fungicide resistance of fungal diseases of soybean in Arkansas | J. Alejandro Rojas
  • Survey of seedling and root diseases in field and horticultural crops in Arkansas | J. Alejandro Rojas
  • Discovering antimicrobials to fight bacterial diseases | Clemencia Rojas
  • Dissecting cellular pathways in plant immunity | Clemencia Rojas
  • Investigating bacterial proteins targeting plant immune responses | Clemencia Rojas
  • Investigating the berry virome | Ioannis Tzanetakis
  • Bioassay of Trichoderma isolates against fungal diseases of major Arkansas row crops | Yeshi Wamishe

Program Details

  • The program runs May 29-August 3, 2019
  • Applicants should be in the top 25% of their class
  • Applicants should be upper-level undergraduates (90 credit hours earned)
  • Interns register for credit at the University of Arkansas
  • The value of the scholarship is $5600 - tuition, fees, and taxes are deducted
  • Application deadline is March 1, 2019. APPLY NOW



Related Links

Adair Legacy
Bollenbacher Legacy

Contact Information

Heather Jorgensen