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Justin Winiecki

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Justin Is a student at University of Illinois at Chicago , studying Biology , and is expecting to graduate in 2020 .

About Me:
I've been studying at Oakton Community College for the past 4 years, working on, and completing, my Associates in Science, while simultaneously saving up enough money to make my future university experience 'reliable'. I've worked in the biology lab at Oakton for the past 2 years to do so, while also considering possible career choices/ambitions post graduation. I'm an amateur microbiologist, uncertified personal trainer, and an avid Dota 2 player.

My Projects
Fungal associates of plant parasite, Comandra umbellata (2018)

Comandra umbellata is associated with high quality grassland remnants. It is credited with increasing plant diversity due to its hemiparasitic effects. However, it has been particularly difficult to establish in restorations. This project will investigate possible mycorrhizal factors limiting establishment of C. umbellata in the field and the role of seed recruitment in current populations.