IPS students enjoy a first semester experience that allows them the opportunity to explore diverse lab environments and research topics of their choosing. At the end of the first semester, students select a thesis mentor and graduate program.
The 2018 IPS Students
Max Barnhart is a GREAT fellowship recipient who graduated from the University of Buffalo with a BS and MS.
Max’s interests are in Evolutionary Biology and Genomics.
Ben Chadwick graduated from University of Delaware.
Ben’s interests are in Plant-Pathogen Interactions.
Yen Ho Chen
Yen Ho Chen graduated from National Taiwan University in Taiwan.
Yen Ho’s interests are in Plant Molecular Genetics.
Derek Denney graduated with a Masters from Washington State University.
Derek’s interests are in Ecophysiology and Evolutionary Biology.
Josue Fernandez graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
Josue is interested in Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics.
Sarah Forget received her BS at High Point University.
Sarah is interested in Ecophysiology and Plant Stress Responses.
Razi Ibrahim received his Masters from North Dakota State University.
Razi’s interests are in Molecular Plant Breeding.
Simone Lim-Hing graduated from the University of Central Florida.
Simone’s interests are in Plant Ecophysiology and Evolution.
Mia Rochford received her BS from the University of California at Riverside.
Mia’s interests are in Ecology and Biodiversity.
Dakota Starr worked for several years at Syngenta after he graduated from North Carolina State University.
Dakota is interested in Molecular Biology and Breeding.
Kyle Stewart received his BS from Francis Marion University.
Kyle is interested in Evolutionary Biology and Plant-Animal Interactions.
Limeng (Momo) Xie
Limeng Xie (Momo) graduated with a Masters from Texas A&M.
Momo is interested in Plant Genomics and Phenomics.