Avci

Burak Avci

M.S. Plant Sciences
Advisor: Jennifer Lachowiec

Research Area: Photoperiod sensitivity and flowering time in Cannabis sativa L. 

   331 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-4222
   burak.avci@student.montana.edu
brazier

Maggie Brazier

 Ph.D - Plant Sciences - Plant Pathology
Advisors: Jamie Sherman, Frankie Crutcher

Research Area:  Cereal Grains

   231 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-6682
   maggie.elizabeth.brazier@gmail.com
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Collins Bugingo

Ph.D. Plant Sciences - Plant Pathology
Advisor: Mary Burrows

Research Area: 
Understanding the Fusarium pathosystem in lentils through characterization and devising management approaches for this yield-robbing pathogen in the Northern Great Plains.

   130Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-5155
   collins.bugingo@student.montana.edu
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Gregory Chorak

Ph.D. Plant Sciences - Plant Genetics
Advisor: Ryan Thum

Research Area: 

   339Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-4039
   gregory.chorak@student.montana.edu
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Vinicius Ferreira

Ph.D. Plant Sciences - Plant Genetics
Advisor: Michael Ivie

Research Area: 
Evolution, systematics and taxonomy of Insecta, with emphasis in Coleoptera (Beetles) of the family Lycidae and Omethidae.

   5 Marsh Lab
   (406) 994-4943
   vinicius.sfb@gmail.com
Katie Gannon

Katie Gannon

Advisor:  Ryan Thum

Research Area: Population dymanics of Eurasian watermilfoil

   231 Plant Bioscience Buildng
   kgannon59401@gmail.com
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Shreya Gautam

M.S. Plant Sciences
Advisor: Chengci Chen and Dr. Chaofu Lu

Research Area: Phenotyping Spring Wheat

 

   332 Plant Bioscience Building
   shreyagautam521@gmail.com
Grubb

Tom Grubb

M.S. Plant Sciences - Plant Pathology
Advisor: Alan Dyer 

   237 PBB
   406-994-7844
   tomcat2016@gmail.com
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Megan Hager

Ph.D. Plant Sciences - Plant Genetics
Advisor: David Weaver

Research Area: Using 'omics methods to study plant response to wheat stem sawfly.

   235A Linfield Hall
   (406) 994-6099
   megan.hager@student.montana.edu
Hale

Caleb Hale

M.S. Plant Sciences

Advisor: Mike Giroux

Research Area: Ways to increase productivity, seed size, and protein content of durum, spring, and winter wheat

   124 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-1876
   caleb.hale@montana.edu
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Kendra Hertweck

Ph.D. Plant Sciences - Plant Genetics
Advisor: Andreas Fischer

Research Area: 
Cysteine protease family C1A's role in malt barley leaf senescence. 

   238 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-7666
   kendrahertweck@msu.montana.edu
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Hannah Hoff

Ph.D. Plant Sciences-Plant Genetics
Advisor: Ryan Thum

Research Area:

 

   339 Plant BioScience Building
   763-301-3885
   hannah.hoff@student.montana.edu
Hoogland

Traci Hoogland

Ph.D. Plant Sciences - Plant Genetics
Advisor: Jamie Sherman

Research Area: 
Accelerating the development of barley varieties for improved forage quality and yield

   231 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-6682
   traci.hoogland@msu.montana.edu
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Joseph Jensen

Ph.D. Plant Sciences - Plant Genetics
Advisor: Jamie Sherman

Research Area: 
Genetic dissection of malt quality in Barley

   231 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-6682
   joseph.jensen4@msu.montana.edu
Kaku

Naomi Kaku

Ph.D.
Advisor:  Michelle Flenniken

Research Area:

   337 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-5152
   ng.kaku@gmail.com
kibiwott

Joseph Kibiwott

Ph.D. Plant Sciences - Plant Pathology
Advisor: Kevin McPhee/Jed Eberly

Research  Area: 
Evaluating the effects of seeding rates and inoculant performance on nodulation, weed suppression, and relative yields of different lentil varieties grown in the Northern Great Plains. 

   232 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-5147
   joseph.kibiwott@msu.montana.edu
pragya

Pragya Kiju

M.S. Entomology
Advisor: Michael Ivie

Research Area:
Pea leaf weevil (PLW) management in Montana.  

   5 Marsh Lab
   (406) 994-4943
   pragyakiju4488@gmail.com
Killian

Erik Killian

Ph.D. Plant Gentics
Advisors: Jennifer Lachowiec and Jed Eberly

Research Area: Plant recruitment of rhizosphere microbial community structure.

   331 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-4222
   killianerik@gmail.com
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John Paul Kole

M.S. Entomology
Advisor: Michael Ivie

Research Area: 

   5 Marsh Lab
   (406) 994-4943
   kolejohn@msu.edu
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Aishwarya Kothari

Ph.D. Plant Sciences - Plant Genetics
Advisor: Jennifer Lachowiec

Research Area: 
Studying the effects of heat stress in wheat using functional genomics.

   331 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-4222
   aishwarya.kothari@student.montana.edu
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Zachary Kuzniar

Ph.D. Plant Sciences - Plant Genetics
Advisor: Ryan Thum

Research Area: 
Evolutionary ecology of aquatic plants

   339 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-4039
   zachary.kuzniar@student.montana.edu
Xiao Lai

Xiao Lai

 

Advisor: Qing Yan

Research Area: Biological control of plant diseases.

   333 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-5146
   xiao.lai@outlook.com
Lorenzo

Paul Lorenzo

M.S. Plant Sciences
Advisor: Phil Bruckner and Mary Burrows

Research Area:
Assessing the effectiveness of resistance genes for Wheat streak mosaic virus and its vector, the wheat curl mite, in winter wheat. His focus is on three genes: Wsm1, Wsm2, and Cmc4.

   419 Leon Johnson Hall
   406-994-5155
   paul.lorenzo@montana.edu
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Alex McMenamin

Ph.D. Microbiology
Advisor: Michelle Flenniken

Research Area: 

   337 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-5152
   alexander.mcmenamin@msu.montana.edu
Kyla McNamara

Kyla McNamara

M.S. Plant Sciences
Advisor: Alan Dyer and Darrin Boss

Research Area: Agronimics and adaptability of quinoa in dryland Montana.

   Northern Ag Research Center (NARC) - Havre, MT
   (406) 265-6115
   kyla.mcnamara@montana.edu
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Carmen Murphy

Ph.D. Plant Sciences - Plant Pathology
Advisor: Mary Burrows

Research Area: Root rot mitigation of pulse crops. 

   130 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-5155
   carmenmurphy@montana.edu
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Everet Karl Owen

M.S. Plant Sciences - Plant Pathology
Advisors: Mary Burrows and Uta McKelvy

Research Area: Develop disease prediciton models for important diseases of wheat.

    130 Plant BioScience Building
   everetowen@gmail.com
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Jeff Pashnick

Ph.D. Plant Sciences - Plant Genetics
Advisor: Ryan Thum

Research Area:

   339 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-4039
   jeff.pashnick@msu.montana.edu
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Zoe Pritchard

M.S. Entomology
Advisor: Michael Ivie

Research Area: Diversity and distribution of wild bees in Montana.

   5 Marsh Lab
   (406) 994-4943
   zoepritchard12@gmail.com
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Jordan Rainey

M.S. Entomology
Advisor: Michael Ivie

Research Area: Describing and classifying new species of Staphylinid rove beetles from the West Indies.

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Gillian Reynolds

Ph.D. Interdisciplinary, Plant Sciences - Plant Genetics
Advisors: Jennifer Lachowiec and         Veronika Strnadova-Neeley

Research Area: Agricultural bioinformatics

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Erika Rodbell

Ph.D. Plant Sciences - Plant Pathology
Advisor: Kevin Wanner

Research Area:

   333 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-7267
   erikarodbell@montana.edu
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Brian Ross

Ph.D. Plant Sciences - Plant Pathology
Advisor: Michelle Flenniken

Research Area:

   337 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-5152
   brian.ross6@student.montana.edu
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Durc Setzer

M.S. Plant Sciences
Advisor: Macdonald Burgess

Research Area:

   337 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-5147
   thegivinggarden@yahoo.com
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Charles Watt

Ph.D. Plant Sciences - Plant Pathology
Advisor: Macdonald Burgess

Research Area:

   232 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-5147
   charleswatt@montana.edu
Josey

Josey Ugrin

M.S. Plant Sciences
Advisor: Michael Giroux

Research Area: Genetics and breeding of durum, winter and spring wheat

   124 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-1876
   joseyugrin@gmail.com
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Jessica Williams

Ph.D Plant Sciences
Advisor: Jamie Sherman

Research Area: 
Genetics and physiology of root systems in malt barley and spring wheat.

   231 Plant BioScience Building
   (406) 994-6682
   jlwilliams@montana.edu
sophie

Sophie Winitsky

Ph.D. Plant Science
Advisor - Matt Lavin

Research Area: Evolution, biogeography and taxonomy of the legume genus Marina 

   339 Plant BioScience Building
   winitskys@gmail.com
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Yi Zhou

M.S. Plant Sciences
Advisor: Kevin McPhee and Chengi Chen

Research Area:  Effects of Pythium and CruiserMaxx on chickpea plant growth.

    233 PBB
   406-994-4604
    zhouyi5732@gmail.com