William E. McHargue

Rotation Student

 I studied Biological Engineering at Mizzou where I also worked in a computational ecology lab designing field deployed sensor systems and developing methods to quantify plant transpiration using thermal imagery. After graduating in 2016, I spent a brief time studying lizard predator/prey interactions in the Bahamas before joining the Ru Zhang Lab where I investigated algal genomics and photosynthesis for nearly 4 years prior to graduate school. In the Pakrasi lab, I’m investigating the necessity of the KaiA circadian regulation gene as part of an effort to optimally minimize the size of the cyanobacteria genome.