News & Announcements

Plant Biology Daily Coffee Meeting

Professor Li-Jun Ma and Jedaidah Chilufya will co-host the Daily Plant Biology coffee zoom meeting for Plant Biology students.
The meeting will be daily starting at 9:30am starting Monday, March 30, 2020. 
Zoom Link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/659134217 

We are pleased to announce the following PB PhD thesis defense

Josh Coomey, Graduate Student

Josh Coomey
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
12:00 PM
Zoom Web Link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/991379769
Thesis Title: Investigating the transcriptional regulation of secondary cell wall synthesis and thigmomorphogenesis in the model grass Brachypodium distachyon

We are pleased to announce the following PB MS thesis defense

Rebecca Brennan, Graduate Student

Rebecca Brennan
Monday, March 23, 2020
1:00 PM
Zoom Web Link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/255135837 
Thesis Title: Processes, patterns, and predictions of soil moisture variation in upland and wetland cranberry farms.

We are pleased to announce the following PB PhD thesis defense

Christina Arther

Christina Arther 
Friday, March 20, 2020
2:00 PM
Zoom Web Link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/186474510 
Thesis Title: Origin of gene specificity in the nitrogen-fixing symbiosis

Nine Plant Biology Graduate Students Awarded Spring 2020 Lotta M. Crabtree Fellowships

Plant Biology Graduate Students Stravoula Fili, Harry Klein, Ian McCahill, Rebecca Brennan, Jedaidah Chilufya, Rachael Bernstein, Ayousha Shahi, Xiang Li, and Antonia Gray have been awarded Lotta M. Crabtree Fellowships to support their reseasrch this spring 2020.  The Lotta M. Crabtree Fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis.