People

Principal Investigator

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Rachel M. Penczykowski, Assistant Professor
Twitter: @RachelPenczy
Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Coffea arabica (coffee)
2. Brassica oleracea (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, etc…)
3. Helianthus annuus (sunflower)
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Pronouns: she/her/hers

Lab Manager

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Carrie Goodson
Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Adiantum raddianum (maidenhair fern)
2. Brugmansia (angel trumpet)
3. Welwitschia mirabilis
Email: cgoodson@wustl.edu

Summer 2019 PhD Rotation Students
(EEPB program at WashU)

Quinn Fox
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Philippa Tanford
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Undergraduate Students

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Austin Chen
Austin is from Dallas, TX. He is a junior, majoring in Biology.
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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Rachel Fan
(Pictured with a leaf of her favorite plant, Plantago lanceolata.)
Rachel is from Nashville, TN. She is a senior, majoring in Biology and minoring in Math.
Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Citrullus lanatus (watermelon)
2. Orchidaceae (orchids)
3. Salix babylonica (weeping willow)
Email: rachelrfan@wustl.edu

Elly Grant
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Elly is from Columbia, Missouri. She is a junior, majoring in Biology.

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Imani Jones
Imani is from Hazel Crest, IL. She is a freshman, interested in Chemistry and Environmental Studies/Engineering. Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Rosa species (roses)
2. Theobroma cacao (chocolate)
3. Lavandula angustifolia (lavender)
Email: imani@wustl.edu

Akosua Sarfo
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Jack Steffy
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Jack is a sophomore majoring in Anthropology on the Global Health track.

Emma Waltman
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Emma is from Hopewell, NJ. She is a senior, majoring in Biology with a minor in Art.

Former PhD Rotation Students
(EEPB program at WashU)

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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)
Email: hdavid@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)
Email: rcvargas@wustl.edu

Tyson Field Crews

Summer 2019:
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)