Plant Biology graduate student Rishi Masalia was named as a UGA Amazing Student! Rishi works in John Burke's lab studying drought resistance. He is a co-founder of the Athens Science Café and the Athens Science Observer, as well as a 2018 K. Patricia Cross Scholar. He has also served as ASPB's Graduate Student Ambassador for the Southeast U.S. since 2015 and won the 2017 Wilbur Duncan Award, which honors the most well-rounded graduate student in the Plant Biology department. Rishi has a passion for science and science communication that has always been evident to anyone who has met him. Way to go, Rishi! You definitely deserve this honor!
Research - Sweet Potato
Plants used in a study aimed at reconstructing evolutionary relationships in the sweet potato species complex.
Alumnus - Jeffrey Cannon
Alumnus Jeffery Cannon during a field exercise for a Wildland Firefighter Course in Nashville, GA (2014).
Grad Student - Jess Stephens
Graduate student Jess Stephens with her study species in the genus Sarracenia (2016).
Alumnus - Jenny Cruse-Sanders
Alumnus Jenny Cruse-Sanders is the Director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
Alumnus - Marziyeh Haghighat
Principles of Plant Biology lab course taught by former graduate student Marziyeh Haghighat (2014)