The Graduate Program in the Translational Plant Sciences Center (TPSC) allows students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in this discipline to work in a wide variety of research areas ranging from plant genomics to disease resistance, metabolic engineering, bioproduction and bioprocessing, and forest biotechnology.
TPSC degree candidates who enroll in the program participate in several rotations through laboratories of interest. The program of study includes selections from a range of course offerings, tailored to the background and interests of each student. At the end of the first or second semester of enrollment, a permanent advisor is selected in whose laboratory the dissertation research will be conducted.
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