Graduate Opportunities

Copenhaver, Gregory P gcopenhaver at
Thu Oct 30 10:57:09 EST 2003

             Are you considering graduate school in plant biology?  If 
so, you are encouraged to apply to The Plant Sciences Program in the 
Department of Biology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel 
Hill.   The program is a graduate-level training curriculum that 
unites the diverse fields of plant biology and synergistic 
disciplines such as structural biology, biochemistry, genetics, 
bioinformatics, computer sciences, statistics and ethics. 

             The Department of Biology has a strong group of molecular 
plant biologists. Several faculty work in the area of Plant Molecular 
Genetics and Development, creating a diverse research and training 
environment. Areas of particular concentration among the molecular 
and cellular biologists include plant-pathogen interactions (Dangl, 
Grant, Matthysse), signal transduction (Jones, Kieber, Reed), genome 
dynamics (Copenhaver) and development (Liljigren). The Department 
also has strength in whole system plant biology and plant evolution. 
Dr. Gensel utilizes Devonian fossils to understand the overall 
patterns of evolutionary change, while Dr. Vision uses sequenced 
genomes. Both Dr. White and Peet are interested in the composition 
and dynamics of ecosystems.  Detailed descriptions of faculty 
research interests can be found at: 
In addition interactions with plant biologists from Duke, NC State, 
and companies like Syngenta, Paradigm Genetics, Bayer, and BASF make 
the wider Research Triangle area an especially stimulating 

             To apply for the Plant Science Program please follow the 
instructions for the Department of Biology application process found 

Dr. Gregory P. Copenhaver

Assistant Professor

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Biology Department

CB 3280, Coker Hall 305

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

phone:  919-843-4026

FAX:   919-962-1625

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