Congratulations to Rita Ryan

Mrs. Rita Ryan and her genetics students worked with the Danforth Plant Science Center on a research project

The May issue of The American Biology Teacher features a research article co-written by Cor Jesu Science teacher Rita Ryan. Mrs. Ryan and students in her genetics classes have been participating in a program sponsored by the Danforth Plant Science Center where students analyze lab-generated mutant seed populations by growing and comparing plants to find traits that are useful to scientists who are improving crops for food, feed and fuel.

The full article, “Exploring Grass Morphology & Mutant Phenotypes Using Setaria viridis” can be found at

Congratulations, Rita on your outstanding work!