People

Principal Investigator

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

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


PhD Students:

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Cheyenne Anderson
Pronouns: she/her/hers
B.S. 2018, Biology, Missouri Baptist University (St. Louis, MO)
Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Orchidaceae (orchids)
2. Citrus limon (lemon tree)
3. Ficus lyrata (fiddle-leaf fig)
Twitter: @Cheyanderthal
Email: a.cheyenne@wustl.edu
PhD program: Plant and Microbial Biosciences (PMB)

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Mahal Bugay
Pronouns: she/her/hers
B.S. 2019, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Agnes Scott College (Decatur, GA)
Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Ginkgo biloba
2. Mangifera indica (mango)
3. Lavandula spp. (lavender)
Twitter: @majbugay
Email: mbugay@wustl.edu
PhD program: Evolution, Ecology, and Population Biology (EEPB)

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Quinn Fox
Pronouns: she/her/hers
B.A. 2019, Biology, Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA)
Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Chasmanthium latifolium (inland sea oat)
2. Paeonia suffruticosa (peony)
3. Tsunga canadensis (Eastern Hemlock, Pennsylvania’s state tree)
Twitter: @_QuinnFox_
Email: qfox@wustl.edu
Click here to learn about the City Plant Project
PhD program: Evolution, Ecology, and Population Biology (EEPB)

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Philippa Tanford
Pronouns: she/her/hers
B.S. 2016, Biology, Duke University (Durham, NC)
Top 3 favorite plants besides Plantago:
1. Quercus alba (white oak)
2. Bryophyta (mosses)
3. Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia)
Twitter: @ptanford
Email: ptanford@wustl.edu
PhD program: Evolution, Ecology, and Population Biology (EEPB)


Undergraduates: 2021-2022 academic year

Keiko Farah (Wash. U. in St. Louis)
Lily Goldberg
(Wash. U. in St. Louis)
Jaimie Lin
(Wash. U. in St. Louis)
Emma Snyder
(Wash. U. in St. Louis)


Tyson Undergraduate Fellows: Summer 2022

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Left-to-right in photo:
Annika Fischer
(Harris-Stowe State University)
Alana Herr (Wash. U. in St. Louis)
Allison Rea (Wash. U. in St. Louis)
Kylee Kest (Wash. U. in St. Louis)