About Braden Zink

Undergraduate student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Majoring in Biological Sciences, attending Medical School after undergrad.

Lab Updates April ’17

The Spring semester 2017 is winding to an end, however the lab is busy as ever gearing up for the long summer of work ahead. We are saying a sincere farewell to both Albert Batushansky and Edmond Rieffer as they move on to pursue new opportunities. Albert has accepted a position with a biomedical technology company in Oklahoma City, OK. After a draining application and interview process, Edmond has been accepted into graduate school at the University of Middle Tennessee. We are sad to see them go, and equally excited for the opportunities they will discover in their new adventures. The lab plans to add one or two rotating PhD students this summer who will spend time learning the intricacies of Dr. Angelovici’s work. In addition to these graduate students, the lab will be adding a new undergraduate assistant, Younis Dabbagh. We are learning and growing each day as a lab and having a good time doing it!


New PhD Rotation Student

Our lab has a recent addition, a PhD rotation student named Patrick who has joined the lab for the next several months as he works towards his degree. Patrick has already spent time in several other labs in Bond Life Science Building and has therefore had an opportunity to meet and work with several of UM’s Life Science faculty. We are excited to have Patrick join us for the next several months and to see where this opportunity takes him!


In an attempt to delve into the vast world of maize science and field work the members of our lab have been taking turns collaborating with the Flint-Garcia lab to learn how to plant and pollinate maize. It is hot and messy work compared to the Arabidopsis grow rooms but everyone is learning a lot. This new skill set will be applied in future years by the Angelovici lab to study various traits in maize seed.