Graduate

Students

Physiology & Development
Systematics & Evolution
Biochemistry & Genetics
Ecology & Climate Change
ISWS = Illinois State Water Survey
NRES = Natural Resources & Env. Sci.
INHS = Illinois Natural History Survey
NSRC = National Soybean Research Lab
NRB = Natural Resources Building
NRSA = Natural Resources Studies Annex
ERML = Edward R. Madigan Laboratory
IGB = Institute for Genomic Biology
CD Banan,
Darshi

1500 IGB
(217) 333-1632
 
Physiological mechanisms behind drought tolerance in Setaria viridis, a model C4 grass. (advisor: Andrew Leakey)
  Bender, Kyle
 
CD Burroughs, Charles
147 ERML
(217) 265-9887
  Genetic variation in maize response to elevated ozone (advisor: Lisa Ainsworth)
CD Chakrabarty, Setu
148 ERML
(217) 244-6110
  Understanding the mechanism and evolution of sex determination in plants (advisor: Ray Ming)
CD Chen, Yaping
165 Morrill
(217) 819-2135
 
Carbon dynamics in relation to changes in tundra fire regime (advisor: Feng Sheng Hu)

Corrales Osorio, Adriana

149 Morrill
(217) 244-8914

 
Understanding the factors causing monodominant patches of the tropical ectomycorrhizal tree Oreomunnea mexicanum (Juglandaceae) in a montane forest in Panama (advisor:  Jim Dalling)
CD DeLucia, Nicholas
193 ERML
(217) 244-3079
 
(advisor: Carl Bernacchi)

Fernandez, Matias
171B MH
(217) 244-9871

 
Post-glacial migration dynamics of conifers in the Pacific-Northwest (advisor: Feng-Sheng Hu)
Gog,
Linus

320 MH
 
Acclimation of soybean to light stress by elevated CO2 (advisors:Evan DeLucia & May Berenbaum)
Gordon, Ben

249 Morrill

(217) 265-5473

 
Rhizobium genetics & evolution, metabolic diversity and mutualism decline (advisor: Katy Heath)
Haselhorst,
Derek

139 MH
(217) 333-1186
 
Effect of climate on flowering periodicity in a seasonal neotropical forest using a 10 year pollen record (advisor: Surangi Punyasena, PEEC)

Heineman, Katherine
149 Morrill Hall
(217) 244-8914

 
Effect of soil resource availability on the storage and cycling of carbon in tropical montane forests (advisor: Jim Dalling,PEEC)

Hutchinson, Sarah

1201 IGB

(303) 895-0846

 
Proteomic analysis of transgenic tobacco modified for improved photosynthetic efficiency (advisor: Stephen Long)
Massenberg, Lynnicia
1201 IGB
(303) 895-0846
 
Photosynthetic efficiency and improvement of cassava in response to increased CO2 (advisor: Stephen Long)
Jesse Miller Miller,
Jesse
193 ERML
(217) 333-8048
 
Environmental effects associated with land conversion from typical perennial crops to second-generation biofuel crops (advisor: Carl Bernacchi)
Montes Montes,
Chris
147 ERML
(217) 265-9887
 
Developing FACE infrastructure for elevated ozone maize at SoyFACE and a CO2 mini-FACE to facilitate year round fumigation needs at a smaller scale (advisor: Lisa Ainsworth)

Napier,

Joseph
171B Morrill Hall
(217) 244-9871

 
Examining species refugia and population dynamics in response to late-quaternary climate change (advisor: Feng-Sheng Hu)

Nguyen,

Julie
161 ERML
(217) 333-8784

 
Molecular mechanisms that cause alternate bearing and induce flowering in longan and lychee (Advisor: Ray Ming)
Julia

Ossler,
Julia

249 Morrill

(217) 265-5473

 
Genetic variation in and among multi-player mutualistic interactions, focusing on legumes, Rhizobia, and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (advisor: Katy Heath)
Robert Paul Paul,
Robert
 
Effect of spring flooding on greenhouse gas production by agricultural fields (advisor: Evan DeLucia)
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Paul,

Rachel
1500 IGB
(217) 333-1632

 
Physiological responses of C4 grasses to drought and density (advisor: Andrew Leakey)

Piatek,

Noel
1500 IGB
312.497.0929

 
Photosynthetic efficiency of transformed rubiscos in tobacco (advisor: Stephen Long)

Prada, Ceci
149 Morrill
(217) 244-8914

 
Responses of tropical montane forests to changes in temperature (advisor: Jim Dalling)

Quebedeaux, Jennifer
1500 IGB
(217) 333-1632

 
Physiological & Biochemical Response of Carbon Metabolism to Elevated CO2 (advisor: Andrew Leakey)
RanR

Raudabaugh,
Daniel

2003 RAEL
(570) 651-0312

 
Bat white nose syndrome and resource utilization of cave fungi (Advisor: Andy Miller)
CD Restrepo, Alejandra
139 MH
(217) 333-1186
 
Climate change and vegetation in Northern Venezuela during the Pliocene-Miocene transition (advisor: Surangi Punyasena)
LorenaRios

Rios-Acosta, Lorena

1500 IGB
(217) 333-1632

 
Genetic assessment of the mechanisms of Ozone response in Maize (advisor: Andrew Leakey)
Rodriguez, Jacklyn
139 MH
(217) 333-1186
 
(advisor: Surangi Punyasena)
SusanSchmitt

Romero Valero, Ingrid

139 Morrill Hall

(217) 333-1186
 
Biostratigraphy, Paleoecology and Paleoclimatology of the Neotropics (advisor: Surangi Punyasena)
SusanSchmitt

Schmitt, Susan

649 Morrill Hall

 
The effects of El Niño on the vegetation of Christmas Island through its pollen record (advisor: Jessica Conroy)
Miranda

Segura,
Miranda

331 ERML
(217) 333-1518

  Genetic basis of environmental variation in stomatal development (advisor: Tom Jacobs)
Julia

Solórzano Lowell,
Kathryn

249 Morrill

(217) 265-5473

 
Coevolution between mutualistic microorganisms: How competition and cooperation influence rates of decomposition (advisor: Katy Heath)
Idan Spitz

Spitz, Idan

1201 IGB

(303) 895-0846

 
PPDK expression and activity corresponding to cold tolerance in carbon assimilation within Miscanthus spp. (advisor: Stephen Long)

Urban,
Michael

165 MH
(217) 244-9871

 
Evolution and expansion of C4 grass and grassland biomes from the Eocene to the Miocene (advisor:  Feng Sheng Hu, PEEC)
Will Wadlington, Will
161 ERML
(217) 333-8784
  Molecular mechanisms that induce flowering in spinach, longan, and lychee (Adviser: Ray Ming)
Wedow, Jessica
147 ERML
(217) 265-9887
  Genetic and biochemical profiles of maize grown under elevated ozone conditions. (advisor: Lisa Ainsworth)
Zelski,
Steven

381 NRB
(217) 244-0439
 
The utility of environmental sampling of aquatic fungi for the rapid assessment of community dynamics (advisor: Andy Miller)
FanZ Zhu, Fan
161 ERML
(217) 333-8784
 
Sugarcane (Adviser: Ray Ming)