ByShelby Pope

Shelby Pope lives in Oakland. Her favorite GMO is a DiGiorno stuffed crust pizza.

  1. Recently, I talked to Kate Scheibel, a second year Ph.D. student in plant biology at UC Berkeley, about GMOs and her personal experiences with genetic engineering. You’ve said you do a lot of work with plant pathology. What does that mean? Plants, like animals, have pathogens that will infect them. Each cell is responsible for recognizing when it’s being invaded by pathogens. I mostly work at a cellular level: imagine a receptor with a circle…