MAX ALEMAN

PHD STUDENT IN PLANT PATHOLOGY

mga55@psu.edu

 EDUCATION

  • B.A., Biology, Franklin and Marshall College, Department of Biology, Lancaster, PA, May 2017 

  • Associate Degree, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, College of Natural Science, Miami, FL, Cum Laude, May 2013

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

Aleman, Max G.*, Lauren J. Marconi*, Nam H. Nguyen*, Jae M. Park*, Maria M. Patino*, Yuchi Wang*, Celeste S. Watkins, and Chris Shelley. The Influence of Assay Design, Blinding, and Gymnema sylvestre on Sucrose Detection by Humans. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience, 2016. 

Aleman, Max G. and Jorge I. Mena-Ali. Inbreeding depression in Solanum dulcamara (Solanaceae). (In prep 2018) 

Aleman, Max G. and Jorge I. Mena-Ali. Experimental DNA demethylation alters inbreeding depression levels in a family-specific fashion in Solanum dulcamara. (In prep 2018)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Graduate Research Fellowship,  National Science Foundation (2017-2022)

  • Student Travel Award to attend SSE meeting, Austin TX (June 17-June 21, 2016)

  • Carl Pike Travel Award for Projects in Plant Biology to attend SSE meeting, Austin TX (June 17-June 21, 2016) 

  • Leser Scholars Grants for outstanding projects in natural sciences (2014-2016)

  • Posse Scholarship, Posse Foundation, Full Ride Scholarship to Franklin and Marshall College (2014-2017)

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

  • Society for the Study of Evolution Meeting, Austin, TX – June 17-June 21, 2016 (poster)
    “Experimental DNA demethylation alters inbreeding depression levels in a family-specific fashion in Solanum dulcamara”

  • Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA – April 15, 2016 (poster)
    “Role of methylation in inbreeding depression in Solanum dulcamara”