Kory Kolis

Echinacea Project, 2013

Junior biology and studio art double major at Gustavus Adolphus College.

I am very exited to be a part a the Echinacea Project this summer. I hope to gain experience working in the field and enjoy the summer. I am interested in genetics and the gene flow of plants. As of this post, I believe I will be continuing the research done by Katie Koch and Andrew Kaul looking at the efficiency of pollinator on Echinacea angustifolia.

My previous research experience was examining the proteins of the Kinetochore complex in Saccharomyces cerevisiae with regards to chromosome transmission fidelity. Through this I helped develop a protocol for a electrophoretic mobility shift assay.

I grew up in Montana, but spent my later years in Eau Claire WI. I enjoy reading, a good video game, running and yoga. I also spend my time working on art; my favorite mediums being ceramics and found art. I recently put on a small solo show at my school titled “The Alchemist.”