Adviser: S. Flint-Garcia
What is your favorite part of your major?
The favorite part of my major is an interdisciplinary approach to fully understand the science behind plants and apply the knowledge obtained from it to solve the existing problems such as malnutrition, climate change and ecological conservation.
Understanding the fundamental concepts of plant breeding, genetics, and genomics is essential to providing solutions to the wide array of problems in food, fiber and energy production that are facing the growing world population. In the Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics graduate program area, students receive training in a wide range of courses and research programs in plant physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, plant-microbe interactions, breeding and biotechnology. We encourage interdisciplinary training that provides a comprehensive preparation for careers in research and education in plant biology, genetics and related areas.