April 27, 2019
Undergraduate interns Eduardo Ruiz (Senior) and Elizabeth Moore (Junior) presented at the UC Davis annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC). The thirty minute presentation was divided into two subsections, the Geosmin Project: How M. xanthus could be using the synthesis of Geosmin to attract microbial prey, and the Cyclase Project: the putative roles of Cyclase expression in M. xanthus fruiting body development and differentiation. The presentation was followed by a Q&A. Research on both projects is still ongoing, for more information see ongoing research.