Lab Alumni

PhD Rotation Students

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David Henderson
Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Echinocactus texensis  (Texas horse-crippler cactus)
2. Ceiba pentandra (ceiba tree)
3. Gynura procumbens (longevity spinach)
Thesis Advisor: Jonathan Myers (EEPB program)
Email: hdavid@wustl.edu

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Ryan Valdez
Thesis Advisor: Petra Levin (PMB program)
Email: ravaldez@wustl.edu

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Rhiannon Vargas
Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Sophora secundiflora (Texas mountain laurel)
2. Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
3. Citrus x meyeri (Meyer lemon tree)
Thesis Advisor: Gautam Dantas (EEPB program)
Email: rcvargas@wustl.edu

Undergraduate Students (alphabetical by last name)

Austin Chen
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Major: Biology (class of 2020)
Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Ananas comosus (pineapple)
2. Lupinus texensis (bluebonnet)
3. Prunus serrulata flowers (cherry blossoms)
Email: austinchen@wustl.edu

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Selaam Dollisso
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
Major: Environmental Policy, Minor: Korean (class of 2022)
Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Matricaria chamomilla (chamomile)
2. Persea americana (avocado)
3. Tagetes spp. (marigold)
Email: selaam.dollisso@wustl.edu

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Rachel Fan
(Pictured with a leaf of her favorite plant, Plantago lanceolata.)
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Major: Biology (class of 2019)
Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Citrullus lanatus (watermelon)
2. Orchidaceae (orchids)
3. Salix babylonica (weeping willow)
Email: rachelrfan@wustl.edu

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Elly Grant
Hometown: Columbia, Missouri
Major: Biology (class of 2020)
Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Diospyros virginiana (American persimmon)
2. Nymphaea thermarum (world’s smallest water lily)
3. Amorphophallus titanum (titan arum)
Email: ellygrant@wustl.edu

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Imani Jones
Hometown: Hazel Crest, Illinois
Major: Chemistry (class of 2022)
Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Rosa species (roses)
2. Theobroma cacao (chocolate)
3. Lavandula angustifolia (lavender)
Email: imani@wustl.edu

Taewon Lee
Major: Economics (class of 2021)
Email: taewon.lee@wustl.edu

Michelle Pollowitz
Major: Biology, Minor: Spanish (class of 2021)
Email: mpollowitz@wustl.edu

Armando Sanchez-Conde
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Major: Environmental Biology (Class of 2022)
Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Delonix regia (Flamboyan)
2. Persea americana (avocado)
3. Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (peace lily)
Email: amsanchez-conde@wustl.edu

Akosua Sarfo
Major: Biology (class of 2020)
Email: kos.sarfo@wustl.edu

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Olivia Shaw
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Major: Environmental Earth Science, Minor: French (Class of 2021)
Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Acer palmatum (Japanese maple)
2. Bellis perennis (common daisy)
3. Trifolium pratense (red clover)
Email: olivia.shaw@wustl.edu

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Jack Steffy
Major: Anthropology, Global Health track

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Emma Waltman
Hometown: Hopewell, New Jersey
Major: Biology, Minor: Art (class of 2019)

Tyson Undergraduate Fellows

Summer 2020 (remote program due to COVID-19):
Keiko Farah (Wash. U. in St. Louis)
Michelle Pollowitz
 (Wash. U. in St. Louis)
Olivia Shaw (Wash. U. in St. Louis)

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Summer 2019 Tyson Undergraduate Fellows (L-R): Selaam Dollisso, Emma Waltman, Elly Grant, Laura Goh, and Taewon Lee.
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Summer 2019 (L-R): Bernadette Bergman, Taewon Lee, Emma Waltman, Laura Goh, Elly Grant, and Quinn Fox. Pictured with Plantago lanceolata inside pollination bags in the hoop house at Tyson.

Summer 2019:
Selaam Dollisso (Wash. U. in St. Louis)
Laura Goh
(Wash. U. in St. Louis)
Elly Grant (Wash. U. in St. Louis)
Taewon Lee (Wash. U. in St. Louis)
Emma Waltman (Wash. U. in St. Louis)

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Summer 2018 Plant Disease Team (L-R): Sheena Stevens, Sabrina Talir, Rachel Penczykowski, Austin Chen, and Arjun Puri.

Summer 2018:
Austin Chen (Wash. U. in St. Louis)
Arjun Puri (Wash. U. in St. Louis)
Sheena Stevens (Univ. Missouri St. Louis)
Sabrina Talir (Mount Holyoke College)