Adviser: A. McKendry
What are your future career plans?
My immediate future career plan is to obtain a research position in industry. Eventually, I would potentially be interested in returning to academia to earn a PhD and seek a research/teaching position in academia.
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.