Three graduate students proposals accepted!

May. 18, 2015

Three proposals from Horticulture and Crop Science graduate students were accepted at the SEEDS Graduate Proposal Competition.

  • Bizhen Hu (Advisor: Matt Kleinhenz) “Light Intensity and Temperature Effects on Rates of Wound Healing in Grafted Tomato Seedlings”
  • Lu Zhao (Advisors: Katrina Cornish and Josh Blakeslee) “Investigation of the Regulatory Mechanisms Involved in Rubber Production in Taraxacum brevicorniculatum”
  • Vivian Bernau (Advisor: Kristin Mercer) and Nathan Taitano (Advisor: Esther van der Knaap) “Finding the Genetic Basis of Use Traits and Climate Adaptations in Chile Peppers (Capsicum spp.) of Southern Mexico”

The SEEDS program is a competitive grants program. The program is designed to encourage innovative research, provide graduate students with experience in grant writing and peer review, and give undergraduate students research experiences. Students can submit proposals that are evaluated by their peers. SEEDS have seven competitions with a fund of $1.2 million.

More information about the SEEDS competition can be found here!