Melissa H Mageroy
From an early age I have been curious about how and why thing work the way they do. I also found plants fascinating as they contribute so much to our lives: food, oxygen, shelter, medicines. I am particularly interested in plant secondary metabolism and how these metabolites contribute to plant defense, fruit flavor, adn human health. I enjoy studying biology at the transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics levels to gain insight into how secondary metabolites are produced. My current work is looking at molecular mechanism behind defense priming in spruce.