Monique McHenry is a Ph.D. student in the Barrington lab. The focus of Monique's work is a monophyletic clade within the genus Polystichum that is rich in endemic species from the northern and central Andes. She's using a traditional systematic approach integrating fieldwork, morphological and molecular data, and phylogenetic analyses to unravel the evolutionary history of Polystichum in the Andes.
Thesis-Based Plant Biology Program
The Plant Biology Department offers a research-oriented thesis-based
program toward a M.S. or a Ph.D. in Plant Biology that provides
training in basic scientific research in diverse aspects of plant biology.
These include developmental genetics, molecular regulation of
gene expression, cell biology, plant-microbe interactions, ecological
genomics, systematics and biogeography, and ecology of plant
population and community dynamics. Please click here for a list Plant Biology laboratory groups organized by their areas of research. Most graduate students in the
Plant Biology graduate program earn a Ph.D. though exceptional
candidates seeking a M.S. are also accepted.
Project-Based Field Naturalist Program
The Department is also home to the project-based Field Naturalist
M.S. program. This 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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