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Graduate Student Organization

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The Translational Plant Sciences Center Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is involved in strengthening research, student life, and professional development. Our graduate students’ research spans many diverse areas with a common interest of utilizing molecular approaches to observe plant development processes and interactions with their environment. The TPSC GSO is a strong, vibrant community that benefits from student involvement and collaboration to prepare our graduates to be successful in their future careers. Being a member of the GSO is a valuable learning experience, which allows students to work in close collaboration with other students and faculty members on interdisciplinary research projects. Additionally, the GSO provides opportunities to build and strengthen collaboration between TPSC members and other departments who share similar interests in plant science research through monthly discussion groups, retreats, social events, and professional development.  The main goal of the GSO is to provide a platform for students from different labs and departments to work collaboratively to further the field of plant science research.

Benefits of GSO Membership

  • Industy Trips to build career network
  • GSO retreats, hikes, dinners and other fun events
  • CV building through participating in leadership roles