Plant Biology

About the Program

Learn More About the Program

The Plant Biology Graduate Group at UC Davis offers interdisciplinary training in plant biology. The vertical organization of research in the group allows students to study plants at levels of inquiry ranging from molecules to populations. Although research training is focused primarily on acquiring basic knowledge, a diverse plant science community on campus allows opportunities for exposure to and participation in research with applied goals.

Degree Type
Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Degrees Offered
M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

College of Biological Sciences

Major Code
QE Exception: No outside member needed

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
General: Dec 1, 2023
Space Available: Jun 1, 2024
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 1, 2023
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2024

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Amanda Turner
(530) 752-2981 |

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Group Chair
Stacey Harmer
(530) 752-8101 |

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: General
Diane Beckles
Plant Biology
(530) 754-4779 |

Advisor: General
Arnold Bloom
Plant Biology
(530) 752-1743 |

Advisor: General
Abhaya Dandekar
Plant Biology
(530) 752-7784 |

Advisor: General
Stacey Harmer
Plant Biology
(530) 752-8101 |

Advisor: General
Imtiyaz Khanday
Plant Biology

Advisor: General
Dan Kliebenstein
Plant Biology
(530) 754-7775 |

Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
Bo Liu
Plant Biology
(530) 754-8138 |

Advisor: General
Nitzan Shabek
Plant Biology
(530) 752-8187 |

Advisor: General
Philipp Zerbe
Plant Biology
(530) 754-9789 |

Graduate Studies Contacts

Internal Fellowship Analyst
Heidi West
(530) 754-9473 |