The following article was published in the Spartanburg Herald Journal.
Allison Karabinos of Spartanburg, SC was one of seventeen Presbyterian College students selected to conduct research as a 2012 PC Summer Fellow. During her fellowship, Karabinos will research the “Association between Phyllosphere Microbial Functinoal Genes and Drought-Tolerant Maize Genotypes Using Metagenomics.”
After eight weeks of research, the biology major will have examined the factors in a maize plant that play a role in its drought tolerance. These interactions “may be applied in future breeding efforts that support the growth of beneficial microbes,” said Karabinos.
The PC Summer Fellows (PCSF) Program is a research program that allows students to work with professors during the summer. The program is intended for motivated students to gain research experience with direct faculty mentoring.
Presbyterian College is a national, church-related liberal arts institution in Clinton, S.C., that offers a whole-person education to inquisitive students interested in lives that balance challenging academics, life-long friendships, and meaningful service. Small class sizes allow students to develop close relationships with faculty and peers. Honor and ethics are an integral part of the College culture, guiding students to become values-based leaders in their lives and careers.
The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy opened in 2010 and is dedicated to the ideals of leadership, honor to the profession, and service to the community.
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