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

Armando Sanchez-Conde
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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

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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)