Mariel Pfeifer, a first-year PhD student in the Khang lab, received an NSF GRFP Fellowship for her STEM Education and Learning research proposal. Mariel received her B.S. in Microbiology and B.A. in Biology/Secondary Education from the University of Wyoming. At UGA, Mariel pursues both biology education and bench research. Her biology education research focuses on the experiences of students with disabilities in STEM courses. Her bench work focuses on the dynamics of mitotic nuclear migration in the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae. Mariel is co-advised by Dr. Chang-Hyun Khang in the Department of Plant Biology and Dr. Julie Stanton in the Department of Cellular Biology.
Alumnus - Marziyeh Haghighat
Principles of Plant Biology lab course taught by former graduate student Marziyeh Haghighat (2014)
Alumnus - Jenny Cruse-Sanders
Alumnus Jenny Cruse-Sanders is the Director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
Grad Student - Dorothy Christopher
Dorothy Christopher teaches Girl Scouts about parts of a flower at Science Day, an outreach event that included students from PBIO and the Odum School of Ecology (Spring 2016)
Alumnus - Steve Franks
Alumnus Steve Franks is a professor at Fordham University in NY.
Grad Student - Uma Nagendra
Uma Nagendra is the overall winner of 2014 “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest. http://news.sciencemag.org/people-events/2014/11/dance-your-ph-d-winner-announced