Summer 2019 research immersion program scholar, Sora Haagensen, fellow Boz researchers and Dr. Keith Lombardo from the National Park Service have published their work Relative genetic diversity of the rare and endangered Agave shawii ssp. shawii and associated soil microbes within a southern California ecological preserve in the journal Ecology and Evolution. This was a collaborative research project between Boz and the National Park Service.
The molecular biology research immersion program attended by Sora in the summer of 2019 was a joint program offered in partnership with UCSD Extension. After the summer program ended, Sora kept working on the project as a volunteer. An article on Sora’s experience can be read here.