Adviser: B. Sharp
What do you enjoy about graduate school in plant sciences?
As a graduate student at MU, I would say what I enjoy most is the daily interactions and comraderie I have between faculty and other graduate students, it has truly felt like a community.
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.