graduate opportunities

gcopenhaver at biomail.bio.unc.edu gcopenhaver at biomail.bio.unc.edu
Tue Dec 2 15:54:51 EST 2003


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Graduate Program in Plant Biology

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:
http://www.bio.unc.edu/PlantBiology/plantbiologyfaculty.htm
<http://www.bio.unc.edu/PlantBiology/plantbiologyfaculty.htm> .  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 
environment.

            To apply for the Plant Science Program please follow the
instructions for the Department of Biology application process found
at: http://www.bio.unc.edu/graduate/MCDB/admissions.htm
<http://www.bio.unc.edu/graduate/MCDB/admissions.htm> .  



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