Students selected for the inaugural 2009 program were, from left, Kristofer Dewberry, Dawn McRae, Corinna Lynn Willis, Kishana Williamson, Shakara Tyler, and Yaqoob Thurston. The following information pertains to the time of their participation in the Summer Institute.
Kristofer Dewberry was advised by Dr. Mark Parcells in UD’s Dept. of Animal and Food Sciences.
School: UD / Major: agricultural education
Project area: molecular biology and genomics with pathogens
Dawn McRae was advised by Dr. Robin Morgan in UD’s Dept. of Animal and Food Sciences.
School: Tuskegee University / Major: animal science
Project area: animal science and ornithology, avian reproductive physiology
Yaqoob Thurston was advised by Dr. Randall Wisser in UD’s Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences.
School: Edward Waters College / Major: biology
Project area: plant biology, wetlands
Shakara Tyler was advised by Dr. Tom Ilvento in UD’s Dept. of Food and Resource Economics.
School: Penn State University / Major: agricultural communications
Project area: agricultural policy, environmental and resource economics
Kishana Williamson was advised by Dr. Jacob Bowman in UD’s Dept. of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology.
School: UD / Majors: animal science + wildlife conservation
Project area: wildlife conservation, ecology
Corinna Willis was advised by Dr. Janine Sherrier of UD’s Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences.
School: Lincoln University (Missouri) / Major: agriculture
Project area: plant science