Category Archives: technician

Cody Bekkering

 

Cody is a laboratory technician working to test root software developed in the Friesen lab and compare it to both published root measuring software and hand measurements. In addition, he will be working with multiple different programs to determine minimum image quality requirements for several different root measuring programs and to summarize the capabilities of available root image analysis programs to the community.

This summer, Cody will be working on a project that determines the effects of nitrogen inputs and environmental conditions on the growth of switchgrass, a biofuel crop.

Cody is a recent graduate from Michigan State University. He graduated with a B.S. in Plant Biology, and B.A. in Chemistry, and a minor in mathematics. He enjoys biking and competitive gaming, and his recent trip to China (imaged above) has shown him the joys of travelling.

George Davis

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George joined the Friesen lab in Fall 2015 as a technician.  He facilitates greenhouse experiments and serves as a support to graduate students and post-docs.

George graduated from North Carolina State University in 2010 with a B.S. in mathematics. After working in finance for 2 years, he began working at various production greenhouses and taking courses in horticulture and plant science.  He moved to Lansing, MI in the fall of 2015 and began working at the Friesen Lab.

When not in the lab, he is mountain biking, being a landlord, drinking beer at Eagle Monk brewery, gardening or eating durian fruit.