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Plant Biology Graduate Program Office


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How to contact us:

Mailing address:
Plant Biology Graduate Program
217 Morrill Science Center South
University of Massachusetts
611 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9297



Graduate Program Director (GPD) and PB Program Leader:
Elizabeth Vierling

Program Manager: Susan Capistran
MBA, Simmons College, 1990
BA in Economics, Smith College, 1980
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The Plant Biology Graduate Program Office is located in Morrill South, room 217. The Plant Biology Conference Room is next door- Morrill 215. The conference room can seat 25-30 comfortably with 12 chairs around a long conference table. The room has a white board, screen and overhead projector. Reservations are made online through the Biology Computer Resource Center (BCRC) on the Biology website.
The priorities for use of the room follow these general guidelines:
1. Seminar activities
2. Journal clubs
3. Class/discussion graduate level meetings (600+)
4. Graduate student presentations/defenses
5. Lab meetings (if more than 1 hr., they should try not be scheduled during lunch time)
6. Weekly undergraduate classes/discussions (honors sections, etc.)

Activities within the PB program and Biology Department are given priority and requests for regular room use on a weekly basis are solicited at the beginning of each semester for review. For additional information or if you have questions, please email us at


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