Phat Tien Do
Adviser: Z. Zhang
Why did you choose Plant Sciences at Mizzou?
I am fully convinced that a PhD in Plant Science from the University of Missouri will instill in me the requisite knowledge about Plant Biotechnology, guide me in the right direction towards further research and help me realize my dreams about playing a key role in poverty alleviation of my country, Vietnam. I will use the learned knowledge to actively participate in research, work with colleagues and promote the development of the biotechnology industry in my country, especially for the application of biotechnology in agriculture.
Understanding the fundamental concepts of plant breeding, genetics, and genomics is essential to providing solutions to the wide array of problems in food, fiber and energy production that are facing the growing world population. In the Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics graduate program area, students receive training in a wide range of courses and research programs in plant physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, plant-microbe interactions, breeding and biotechnology. We encourage interdisciplinary training that provides a comprehensive preparation for careers in research and education in plant biology, genetics and related areas.