Ohio University | College of Arts and Sciences | Department of Environmental and Plant Biology

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Graduate Students




Debarati Basu


BS, 2004; MS, 2006, University of Calcutta

PhD MCB

Identification and characterization of putative hydroxyproline galactosyltransferases GALTs for glycosylation of arabinogalactan

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Allan Showalter




Joshua Crosier


BS, University of Rio Grande, 2007

MS

Novelty biological products enhancing agricultural production and horticultural science.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Arthur Trese




Ryan Dorkoski


BS, Bloomburg University, 2010 / MS, Bloomburg University, 2012

PhD

The consequences of elevated phosphorus on ecosystem function in glaciated and unglaciated temperate deciduous forests

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jared DeForest




Sam Drerup


BS, Ohio University, 2009 / MS, Wright State University, 2011

Ph.D.

Understanding anthropogenic effects on stream community structure and function

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Morgan Vis




Homer Elliott


BS, Temple University, 1998; MS, University of Vermont, 2009

PhD

*

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harvey Ballard




Yunyi Feng


BS, South China Agricultural University 2013

PhD MCB

*

Faculty Advisor: Ahmed Faik




Kathleen Gabler


BS, Pennsylvania State University, 2007 MS, Shippensburg University, 2009

PhD

*

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brian McCarthy




Benjamin Gahagen


BS, James Madison University, 2010

PhD

A Systematic Revision of Tovomita (Clusiaceae)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harvey Ballard




Marion Holmes


BS, Temple University, 2009

PhD

The effect of land use history on forest herb communities

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Glenn Matlack




Bailey Hunter


BS, Humbolt State University, 2013

MS

*

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brian McCarthy




Nan Jiang


BS, Capital Normal University, 2008

PhD MCB

Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ahmed Faik




Xiao Liu


BS, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2007; MS, Fudan University, 2010

PhD/MCB

*

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Allan M. Showalter




Eric Niederhauser


BA, University of Wyoming, 2001 BS, University of Wyoming, 1997 AS, Northwest College, 1995

PhD

The contribution of vertebrates to the spatial distribution of mayapple

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Glenn Matlack




Anna Peters


BS, University of Callifornia, Santa Cruz, 2007

MS

Effects of acid rain on forest species composition

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jared DeForest




William Rucker


BA, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1988

MS

Forest canopy, understory relationships; terrestrial and aquatic linkages in forest communities; ecological restoration.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brian McCarthy




Hailey Schurr


BS, Kalamazoo College, 2012

MS

*

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Rosenthal




Harlan Svoboda


BS, Stephen F. Austin State University, 2011

MS

Plant systematics and evolution.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harvey Ballard




Lu Tian


BS, Shenyang Normal University,

PhD

*

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Allan Showalter




Nicholas Tomeo


BS, Delaware Valley College 2010 / MS, St. Josephs University 2012

PhD

*

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Rosenthal




Wuda Wang


BS, Huazhong Agricultural Univestiy, 2007

Ph.D., MCB

Characterization of galactosyltransferases involved in glycosylation of arabinogalactan-proteins (AGPs)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Allan Showalter




Bethany Zumwalde


BS, Wright State University 2012

MS

*

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harvey Ballard