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Undergraduate Research at UK with Taylor Lloyd

University of Kentucky senior Taylor Lloyd got involved in research as a freshman, and she says it shaped her career path. In February 2012, Taylor was honored on the floor of Rupp Arena as a recipient of two prestigious scholarships: the NASA Astronaut Scholarship and the Goldwater Scholarship. Her research, in the lab of Bruce Downie (associate professor of horticulture at the UK College of Agriculture), focuses on light and temperature signals that govern the germination of seeds. Understanding these mechanisms will allow researchers to improve agriculture in light of rising global temperatures.

Produced by Alicia P. Gregory (Research Communications), videography/direction by Chad Rumford (Research Communications), additional footage from UK Athletics

This video appears courtesy of Reveal: University of Kentucky Research Media

UK's Taylor Lloyd Named Astronaut Scholar

Biology senior Taylor Lloyd, of Union, Ky., has been named one of this year's 26 Astronaut Scholars and has received a $10,000 scholarship she will put toward her studies. While at UK, the agricultural biotechnology and biology senior has been active in research related to the germination of seeds.
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