Undergrads Alex Smith (Plant Biology major) and Rebecca Sussman (Biology major) have each been awarded a CURO Research Assistantship of $1000 for Spring 2017 to do research mentored by graduate student Ashley Rea in the Donovan lab. They will be assessing the underlying components of nutrient use efficiency in cultivated sunflower for phosphorous (Alex) and nitrogen (Becca). Way to go!!
Research - Sweet Potato
Plants used in a study aimed at reconstructing evolutionary relationships in the sweet potato species complex.
Sunflower and Plant Physiology
Sunflower and plant physiology boat selfie
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
Alumnus - Marziyeh Haghighat
Principles of Plant Biology lab course taught by former graduate student Marziyeh Haghighat (2014)
PBIO grad student David Higgins counts down for Grad students Ilkay Doerter, Lauren Eserman, and Jess Stephens to begin the egg-and-spoon race at the Graduate Student Field Day (April, 2015)