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Laura Corey

Laura Corey

Associate Professor of Biology
Parker Science Building, Room 124
217.245.3295
Research Interests
Molecular identification of mycorrhizal fungi of orchids, development of eDNA detection protocols for endangered aquatic animals
Education
Harvard University | Ph.D. | Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Grinnell College | B.A. | Biology
Bio
Student-faculty research is a transformative experience! The IC student researchers I'm advising are looking into the role of endobacteria in helping endangered orchids germinate. Endobacteria are the bacteria that live inside the fungus that live in plant roots.