On-Campus Research Opportunities
Independent research is a central theme in Plant Biology and we offer PBIO 4960R, 4970R, 4980R, and 4990R for 4 credits. In these courses, students are trained in basic techniques used in molecular biology and/or ecology and taught to apply these techniques to the scientific method. By guiding students through making observations, asking questions, and solving problems, we teach them to think critically. Students typically become part of a dynamic environment and gain experience in a research laboratory.
In addition to providing ample research opportunities, we offer research support awards to Plant Biology majors and minors.
Funded Undergraduate Projects
Nicole Reisinger '19 - Donovan lab - "Salt stress in Sunflower"
Hannah Schrader '18 - "Plant Diversity and Roles in Cretaceous Ecosystems"
Grace Zheng '18 - Chang lab - "Effect of soil nutrient and pollen grain size of common morning glory, Ipomoea purpuea"
Rosemary Wills '20 - Bensasson lab - "Sequence analysis of wild yeast for use in craft beer"