The Center for AgTech and Applied Location Science and Technology (CATALST) has an internship program encouraging minorities and women in the pursuit of bioscience and geospatial technologies.

“Using chloroplasts to transform things. It’s just exciting. This is something that I never thought in a million years could actually happen,” said Mashay Cody, intern at Plastomics.

Mashay Cody’s exciting journey into bioscience began in college, leading to her internship at St. Louis AgTech startup Plastomics. Plastomics’ technology is designed to deliver beneficial plant traits for insect and disease resistance into major crops like soybeans and corn. Plastomics says it’s doing it in a new way with greater benefits, by delivering traits into the chloroplast of plant cells. And Cody is helping.  LEARN MORE