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Joseph Stinziano

M.Sc. student in the Way Lab

ProjectEdit

I am studying how day length and temperature affect photosynthetic capacity in white spruce (Picea glauca).  Using growth chambers, I simulate autumn using weekly step-changes in temperature and day length.  The goals of my project are to determine whether day length alone can influence photosynthetic capacity, and how day length interacts with temperature in influencing photosynthetic capacity.

Specialized skillsEdit

Gas Exchange (for plants, system can be used for insects as well)
Enzymatic Carbohydrate Analysis
Spectrophotometry
Protein Quantification
SDS-PAGE
Western Blotting
Pigment Isolation
Statistics