Mariel Pfeifer, a first-year PhD student in the Khang lab, received an NSF GRFP Fellowship for her STEM Education and Learning research proposal. Mariel received her B.S. in Microbiology and B.A. in Biology/Secondary Education from the University of Wyoming. At UGA, Mariel pursues both biology education and bench research. Her biology education research focuses on the experiences of students with disabilities in STEM courses. Her bench work focuses on the dynamics of mitotic nuclear migration in the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae. Mariel is co-advised by Dr. Chang-Hyun Khang in the Department of Plant Biology and Dr. Julie Stanton in the Department of Cellular Biology.
Research - Sweet Potato
Plants used in a study aimed at reconstructing evolutionary relationships in the sweet potato species complex.
Loren Rieseberg, John Burke, Lisa Donovan, Brent Hulke, Andries Temme, Rishi Masalia exploring the deserts of Southern California (2015).
Alumnus - Jenny Cruse-Sanders
Alumnus Jenny Cruse-Sanders is the Director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
PBIO grad student David Higgins counts down for Grad students Ilkay Doerter, Lauren Eserman, and Jess Stephens to begin the egg-and-spoon race at the Graduate Student Field Day (April, 2015)
Alumnus - Jeffrey Cannon
Alumnus Jeffery Cannon during a field exercise for a Wildland Firefighter Course in Nashville, GA (2014).