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  CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POST-DOCS IN COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
(To be updated)
 

Jennifer Blake-Mahmud [advisor for PhD thesis]
  Victoria Ferguson-Kramer: Organic, urban agriculture. [advisor for PhD thesis]
Brittany Graf Brittany Graf: Bioactivity and health improvement research of quinoa.  [serving on thesis committee]
 Rocky Graziose Rocky Graziose: Development of new anti-malarial drugs from plants. [serving on thesis committee]
Amy Manning
Amy Manning: Informal Education in Botanical Learning. [advisor for MSc thesis]

Julia Perzley: [serving on thesis committee]
Patricio Rojas Patricio Rojas: Bioactivity of medicinal plants [serving on thesis committee]
Laura Schappell
Laura Schappell: Invasive species as wetland indicators of flood regimes [advisor for PhD thesis]
  Lauren Spitz: Gentians on nutrient-poor soil substrates  [advisor for PhD thesis]
Elena Tartaglia Elena Tartaglia: Pollination ecology and behavior of hummingbird moths. [serving on PhD committee].

CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

  Stacy Brody: Antimalarial ethnobotany of Gentianaceae (2009-2012)

Patrice Crocevera: Arthropod biodiversity in urban gardening raised bed (2012)

Lauren Palatini: Weed diversity in urban gardening raised beds; weed biodiversity of parking lots (2012)

PREVIOUS GRADUATE STUDENTS

Joseph (Joe) Bischoff: Systematics of Clavicipitaceae (Ascomycota); secondary structure-based alignment of DNA sequences. [co-advisor for PhD thesis] Career:  Currently working for USDA as a fungal taxonomist.
  Maria Fernanda Calió: Systematics and biogeography of Calolisianthus, Helia, Prepusa, and Senaea (Gentianaceae: Helieae). University of Sao Paulo, Brazil [informal advising]. Career: Postdoc at USP, Brazil. 
  Juanita Choo: Parsimony analysis of ethnobotanical data and phylogeny of palms.[advisor for MSc thesis. Career: PhD at UT-Austin with Beryl Simpson.
  Sasha Eisenman: Taxonomic and ethnobotanical evaluation of medicinal plant species in Central Asia; Taxonomy, phytochemistry, and population biology of Artemisia dracunculoides (Asteraceae); flora of New Jersey and adjacent states. [advisor of PhD thesis] Career: Currently working as Assistant Professor at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. ]
Bonnie Farrell: Systematics and population biology of northern monkshood (Aconitum novoboracense, Ranunculaceae). [served on MSc committee]
  Cynthia (Cindy) Frasier: Molecular phylogenetics and wood anatomy of Strychnos (Loganiaceae. [served as PhD thesis advisor] Career: postdoc at The Missouri Botanical Garden, working in Madagascar and Paris on Flora of Madagascar. Currently postdoc at Omaha Zoo, Nebraska, working on lemurs in Madagascar.
Kate B. Lepis: Phylogenetics and systematics of Chelonanthus (Gentianaceae: Helieae) in Latin America. [served as PhD thesis advisor]. Career: Currently teaches at Monmouth University, NJ, independent consultant for NJ floristic inventories.
Jeanmaire Molina: Systematics of Neuburgia (Loganiaceae), Systematics of Symbolanthus. Thesis project:  Systematics of Leea (Leeaceae) in Malesia. [served as PhD thesis advisor]. Career: postdoc in M. Purugganan's lab at NYU working on rice genomics.Currently Assistant Professor at Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.
Kristin Mylecraine: Population biology of Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis, Cupressaceae). [served on PhD thesis committee]. Career: postdoc in Lisle Gibbs’ lab at Ohio State University, population dynamics of Canada geese; currently working for New Jersey Audubon Society.  

Ari Novy: Systematics of Microstegium, and population biology of Microstegium vimineum; population genetics of Spartina and Metasequoia. [served on PhD committee] Career: Position at US Botanical Garden, Washington, DC.
Dana Price: Systematics of dung beetles [served on PhD committee]. Career: Currently Assistant Professor. faculty member at Salisbury University, MD, USA.

Donald (Donny) Walker. [served on PhD thesis committee] Career: Assistant Professor at Findley University, Findley, OH.

 

SOME OF THE PREVIOUS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS of the Struwe Lab

  Angela Gorzyca: Systematics of Chelonanthus (Gentianaceae) (2004-2005)
Jillian Jaworski: Systematics of Chelonanthus (Gentianaceae) (2003-2004)
  Sarah Kelsey: Introduction of plants via ship ballast. Career: Botanical garden educator, currently in environmental management/law in Portland, OR.
Matt Kinkade: Systematics of Tachia (Gentianaceae) (2003-2005). Career: PhD at Penn State in tomato breeding.  Now works for Campbell Soup company with tomatoes.
  Dan Kulakowski: Systematics of Chelonanthus (Gentianaceae) (2005-2006). Career: PhD student at Northwestern Univ., IL.
  Phillip Miarmi: GIS-analysis of ecological data in South America in a phylogenetic context (2005-2006). Career: GIS specialist in New York, NY.
  Ramya Raviram: population genetics of Metasequoia (2008-2010). Career: Graduate student in Genetics.
  Wendy Peters Rosica: Systematics of Tachia (Gentianaceae) - GIS, and trilingual field brochure production (2003-2005). Career: Graphic designer.
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