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Graduate students in the PB Program represent a diverse range of interests, linked by their passion for plants. The graduate students form a tight knit group that are part of a broader community of approximately 150 graduate students training in three other interdepartmental graduate programs at the University: Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB); Neuroscience and Behavior (NSB); and Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB). PB graduate students also interact with the 19 postdoctoral fellows and visiting scientists that are associated with PB faculty labs.

Also, see what some of our former PB students are doing now!


PLANT BIOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS
Spring 2014

(alphabetical order)

Elisha Allan, PhD student
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phone: 413.577.3303
Research advisor:
Dr. Geunhwa Jung
Education: MS in Zoology, 2008, University of New Hampshire

CJ Bascom, PhD student
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phone: 413.545.2776
PhD rotations: Bezanilla Lab
Education: BS in Biological Sciences, 2012, University of Rhode Island

Amanda Bousquet, PhD student
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phone: 413.577.3303
Research advisor: Dr. Geunhwa Jung
Education: BS in Plant Biology, 2012, University of Vermont

Graham Burkart, PhD student
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phone: 413.545.2656
Research interest: Study of how ROP GTPase regulates the process of tip growth
Research advisor: Dr. Magdalena Bezanilla
Education: BS in Botany, 2006, University of Vermont

David Chan Rodriguez, PhD student
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phone: 413.545.9622
Research advisor: Dr. Elsbeth Walker
Education: BS in Biochemical Engineering, Instituto Tecnologico de Merida, Mexico

Josh Coomey, PhD student
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phone: 413.545.4025
Research advisor: Dr. Sam Hazen
Education: BS in Environmental Science, 2012, UMass Amherst

Greg DeIulio, PhD student
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Research advisor: Dr. Li-Jun Ma
Education: BS in Biochemistry, 2011, SUNY Albany

Dennis DePaolo, PhD student
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phone: 413.545.9622
Research advisor: Dr. Elsbeth Walker
Education: BS in Biology, 2009, SUNY Cortland

Julie Stultz Fine, MS student
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Research advisor: Dr. Masoud Hashemi
Education: BA in Comparative Religion, 2000, Vassar

Ian Gillis, PhD student
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phone: 413.545.6042
Research advisor: Dr. Ana Caicedo
Education: BS in Plant Biology, 2007, University of Washington

Huiyuan Guo , PhD student
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PhD rotations: Parkash Lab
Education: BS in Environmental Science, 2013, Beijing Normal University

Pubudu Handakumbura, PhD student
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phone: 413.545.6045
Research advisor: Dr. Sam Hazen
Education: BS in Plant Biotechnology, 2007, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Zhongyun Huang, PhD student
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phone: 413.545.6042
Research advisor: Dr. Ana Caicedo
Education: BS in Biology, 2011, Fudan University

Scott Lee, PhD student
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phone: 413.545.6045
Research interest: Developing a better understanding of secondary cell wall biosynthesis and plant biomass conversion to biofuels
Research advisor: Dr. Sam Hazen
Education: BS in Biology, 2010, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Faith Ndlovu, PhD student
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Contact via Cranberry Exp. Station, E. Wareham, MA
phone: 508.295.2212 x 16
Research advisor: Dr. Peter Jeranyama
Education: BS in Crop Science, 2008, University of Zimbabwe

Sandra Romero Gamboa, PhD student
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phone: 413.545.6045
Research advisor: Dr. Sam Hazen
Education: BS in Microbiology, 2005, Universidad de Los Andes

Christina Stonoha, PhD student
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phone: 413.545-4806
Research advisor: Dong Wang
Education: BS in Biology, 2012, Sacred Heart University

Muvari Tjiurutue, PhD student
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phone: 413.577.1824
Research advisor: Dr. Lynn Adler
Education: BS in Molecular, Physiological and Environmental Biology, 2006, University of Namibia

Peter van Gisbergen, PhD student
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phone: 413.545.2656
Research advisor: Dr. Magdalena Bezanilla
Education: MS, Plant Cell Biology, 2008, Wageningen Agricultural University

Barbara Wagner, PhD student
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phone: 413.545.2285
Research advisor: Dr. Anne Averill
Education: BS in Plant Biology, 2009, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Shu-Zon Wu, PhD student
send email to Shu-Zon
phone: 413.545.2656
Research advisor: Dr. Magdalena Bezanilla
Education: BS in Botany, 2003, National Taiwan University





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