Chang Zhang is a Ph.D. student in the Harris lab. Her research focuses on abscisic acid (ABA) and the LATD gene signaling pathway and how this pathway regulates plant growth and development. The Lateral-organ-Defective (LATD) gene was previously identified in the Harris lab, and it has been shown that the LATD gene plays an important role in regulating root meristem function and development. ABA has been shown to rescue latd mutant root defects.
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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