Department of
Plant Biology

Plant Biology Students

portrait of Adaime, Marc-Elie Adaime, Marc-Elie

madaime2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Using machine learning and Airyscan confocal superresolution microscopy to investigate ecological and evolutionary responses of conifers in angiosperm-dominated communities. Advisor: Surangi Punyasena
portrait of Aubery, Rose Aubery, Rose

aubery2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Advisor: Surangi Punyasena
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beuchat2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Li-Qing Chen
portrait of Burroughs, Charles Burroughs, Charles

cburrou2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Elizabeth "Lisa" Ainsworth
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ychen410@illinois.edu
165 Morrill Hall
217-819-2135

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Feng Sheng Hu
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elsad2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Stephen Long
portrait of DeLucia, Nicholas DeLucia, Nicholas

ndeluc2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Carl J Bernacchi
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hdemler@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Investigating the role of aquaporin plasma membrane intrinsic proteins in plant responses to ozone. Advisor: Lisa Ainsworth
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jief3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Advisor: Amy Marshall-Colon
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heerah2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Integrating the dynamic nitrogen-responsive transcriptome and metabolome in Arabidopsis thaliana.
portrait of Hutchinson, Sarah Hutchinson, Sarah

smhutch2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Stephen Long
portrait of Jops, Kenny Jops, Kenny

kjops2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Mathematical and modelling approaches to ecological theory including community assemblage and plant competitive interactions.

Advisor: James O'Dwyer
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kkannan2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Amy Marshall-Colon
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jasonmk3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
The systematics, biology and ecology of woody tissue-inhabiting, non-lichenized fungi in class Leotiomycetes (Ascomycota), with a special focus on taxa in orders Rhytismatales and Marthamycetales. These understudied fungi are ubiquitous in Northern Hemisphere temperate forests where they persist mainly as saprobes or weak parasites. Advisor: Andrew Miller
portrait of Lira Viana, Jessica Lira Viana, Jessica

liravia2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Research in whether chromosome number of species might influence their growth performance and distribution in natural environments.
portrait of Martin, Duncan Martin, Duncan

dgm3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Interactive Effects of Drought and Ozone Stress on Crop Physiology and Biochemistry. Advisor: Lisa Ainsworth
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dustinm2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Andrew D.B. Leakey
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zarluis2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Effects of soil nutrient availability on the development of Forest monodominance and subordinate species composition in Panama. Advisor: James Dalling
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cmontes3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Examining Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.] and Maize (Zea mays L.) physiological responses to elevated ozone concentrations and genetically mapping ozone response

Advisor: Elizabeth "Lisa" Ainsworth
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paul9@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Andrew D.B. Leakey
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rpaul@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Modeling terrestrial biogeochemistry of different land uses in the Midwest; quantifying ecosystem services of multi-use landscapes; resolving environmental impacts of second-generation bioenergy agriculture

Advisor: Evan H. DeLucia
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pelech@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Elucidating the complexities of maize and soybean intercropping systems to optimize productivity and resource-use efficiencies

Advisor: Carl J Bernacchi
portrait of Prada Cordero, Cecilia Prada Cordero, Cecilia

cprada@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
The relationship between soil nutrient availability and the diversity, composition and distribution of tree species in montane forest in Panama, and it’s consequences for ecosystem carbon cycling.
portrait of Quebedeaux, Jennifer Quebedeaux, Jennifer

quebede2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Genetic Control of Carbon Metabolism and Water Use Efficiency as Targets to Improve Photosynthesis and Crop Yield

Advisor: Andrew D.B. Leakey
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abriley2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Katy Heath
portrait of Rios Acosta, Lorena Rios Acosta, Lorena

lrios@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Andrew D.B. Leakey
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romerov2@illinois.edu
139 Morrill Hall
(217) 333-1186

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
The study of the pollen morphology of 100 species from Bombacoideae (Malvaceae)
portrait of Schore, Aiden Schore, Aiden Isaac Gittler

aschore2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Research Description: Examining interactions between climate, disturbances, and the physical environment across the Alaskan tundra via analysis of permafrost degradation, tall shrub expansion, and biological feedback effects. Advisor: Mark Lara
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gss3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Assess carbon and nitrogen storage patterns in forest stands dominated by ECM- versus AM- associated trees.
portrait of Shrivastava, Stuti Shrivastava, Stuti

shrvstv3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Research in the nitrate uptake dynamics at both gene and protein level in Arabidopsis for 2 major nitrate transporters, NPF6.3 and NRT2.1.
portrait of Singh, Dilkaran Singh, Dilkaran

dilkaran@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Advisor: Amy Marshall-Colon
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jinjins2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology

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wedow2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Elizabeth "Lisa" Ainsworth
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liangy2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Genetics and genomics of sex chromosome evolution in spinach

Advisor: Ray Ming
portrait of Zerpa Catanho, Dessiree Zerpa Catanho, Dessiree

dpz2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Ray Ming
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chenz6@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Li-Qing Chen
portrait of Zhang, Xiaodan Zhang, Xiaodan

xiaodan5@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Ray Ming