Purdue University is seeking graduate students to train for high-tech science careers in basic plant sciences through the Center for Plant Biology (www.purdue.ag/cpb).
Purdue has invested more than $20 million in plant sciences and hired ten new faculty members since 2015 to expand research and education in basic plant biology. Graduate students in the Center for Plant Biology (CPB) have access to an innovative curricula, diverse research opportunities, and world-class facilities and resources. This community of 35 faculty members provides a dynamic training environment for graduate students to study a breadth of research areas.
RESEARCH AREAS - Ecological and evolutionary genetics - Plant and insect chemical ecology - Reproductive cell biology - Cell wall biology - Cytoskeleton and membrane dynamics - Plant pathogen interactions - Hormone and stress physiology/biology - Plant metabolism - Biochemical genetics - Regulation of photosynthesis - Genetics, epigenetics and genomics - Computational biology
FINANCIAL SUPPORT All students admitted to our graduate program receive paid tuition and an assistantship for the first year, which allows students to complete core requirements and participate in laboratory rotations. Financial support for students in subsequent years comes from training grants, research grants secured by the major professor, or research and/or teaching assistantships. Given solid academic standing and lab performance, the level of support in subsequent years will meet or exceed the level of support provided in the students first year.