Jim Leebens-Mack, a professor of Plant Biology, and PBIO PhD alumnus Alex Harkess were featured in an article on PHYS.org about their research, which was recently published in Nature Communications. They have sequenced the genome of garden asparagus as a model for sex chromosome evolution, which not only gives insight into asparagus breeding but also helps answer questions about the origin and early evolution of sex chromosomes. Check out the article HERE and the publication HERE. Way to go!!
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
Athens Science Cafe
Crowd at the Athens Science Café with chef Hugh Acheson, Botanical Gardens, 2015
Grad Student - Jess Stephens
Graduate student Jess Stephens with her study species in the genus Sarracenia (2016).
Faculty Retreat at the The Ridges Resort (2017).
Alumnus - Steve Franks
Alumnus Steve Franks is a professor at Fordham University in NY.