Michael Richter

Starting Year: 2019

Laboratory Association(s):

Dr. Richard Wilson's lab

Research Description:

Molecular Plant Pathology - Determining key determinants of virulence in Magnaporthe oryzae

Hello, everyone! My name is Michael Richter and I'm currently a 2nd-year Complex Biosystems student. Prior to my Ph.D., I finished my undergraduate in biotechnology at the BTU-Cottbus-Senftenberg and decided to come to UNL right after that. My main research interest lies in molecular biology and sequencing technology. As part of my current research, I'm working on the plant-pathogenic fungus Magnaporthe oryzae, the causal agent of rice blast. Traditionally, wet-lab experiments are mainly used to identify key determinants of virulence, but I want to incorporate computational tools to explore new avenues in this field. Aside from that, I love baking bread and sketching whenever I'm not in the lab. Moreover, I enjoy hiking and taking photos of picturesque landscapes