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Graduate Program

Student Snapshot

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UVM CMB graduate student Emily Larson

Emily Larson is a Ph.D. student in the Tierney lab. She investigates extracellular matrix proteins in the Arabidopsis model system. She is interested in how the function of proteins and matrix structure affects cell function.

Thesis-Based Plant Biology Program

The Plant Biology Department offers a thesis-based graduate program that is centered on basic scientific research in various aspects of Plant Biology, including genetics, molecular and cell biology, plant physiology, systematics, evolution, ecology, and so on. Please click here for a list Plant Biology laboratory groups organized by their areas of research. Most students in the thesis-based Plant Biology graduate program earn a Ph.D. although M.S. candidates are sometimes also accepted.

Project-Based Field Naturalist Program

In addition to our thesis-based graduate program, the Plant Biology Department also houses the project-based Field Naturalist Master's Program, which is a unique field-based program that develops the potential of tomorrow's conservation leaders by emphasizing scientific integration, oral and written communication, and environmental problem-solving.

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