News & Announcements

PB students Bahman Khahani and Maryam Rashidzade are invited to attend the 2024 New Phytologist Next generations scientists symposium.

Bahman Khahani from Hazen Lab and Maryam Rashidzade from Caicedo Lab have been invited to present their research at the 2024 New Phytologist Next Generation Scientists Symposium at Duke University this summer.

PB first year student, Jessica Yeh published a first-author paper in CelI

Congratulations to Jessica Yen, a first-year targeted student in Cheung Lab, on her remarkable achievement. She has recently published a paper in Cell titled "Extracellular pectin-RALF phase separation mediates FERONIA global signaling function" This paper significantly contributes to her focused area of study on the signaling of plant growth regulators in Arabidopsis thaliana. 

UMass Biochemist Sibongile Mafu Receives NSF Grant for Legume Crop Resilience and Productivity Research. See article here

PB PhD student Leannah Hicks selected as NCGA Research Ambassador

Leannah Hicks will be part of the 2023–24 Ambassador Program of the National Corn Growers Association, designed for graduate students involved in research relevant to corn production and that demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential. She will receive a financial award as well as funding to attend scientific conferences. Congratulations, Leannah!