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Plant Biology

Students gain advanced knowledge in diverse fields of plant biology grouped in four areas of specialization: cell and developmental biology; environmental and integrative biology; molecular biology, biochemistry, and genomics; and systematics and evolutionary biology. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in plant anatomy; biochemistry; cell biology; developmental biology; evolutionary biology; genetics; genomics; molecular biology; morphology; paleobotany; pathology; physiology; population biology; systematics; and weed science.

Information

Program Address

Plant Biology
227 Life Sciences
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 
530-752-2981
Fax: 
(530) 752-8822

Program Type

Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Lead Dean: 
College of Biological Sciences
Major Code: 
GPBI

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

General: 
Dec 1, 2020
Space Available: 
Jun 1, 2021
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 1, 2020
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021

Degrees Offered

M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B

Admission Requirements

Designated Emphases

Exceptions

QE Exception: No outside member needed

People

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Graduate Group Chair
  • Plant Sciences
  • 07/01/2018 to 06/30/2021
(530) 754-7775 | kliebenstein@ucdavis.edu

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Sciences
  • 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2022
(530) 754-4779 | dmbeckles@ucdavis.edu
  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Sciences
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2022
(530) 752-9690 | bblanco@ucdavis.edu
  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Sciences
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2022
(530) 752-1743 | ajbloom@ucdavis.edu
  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Sciences
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2022
(530) 752-4640 | eblumwald@ucdavis.edu
  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • Plant Biology
  • 09/01/2020 to 08/31/2022
(530) 752-8485 | lcomai@ucdavis.edu
  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Sciences
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2022
(530) 752-7784 | amdandekar@ucdavis.edu
  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Sciences
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2022
(530) 752-1664 | gdrakakaki@ucdavis.edu
  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Biology
  • 09/01/2014 to 08/31/2022
(530) 752-8101 | slharmer@ucdavis.edu
  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Sciences
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2022
(530) 752-8166 | mjasien@ucdavis.edu
  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Sciences
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2022
(530) 752-7166 | jjernstedt@ucdavis.edu
  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Sciences
  • 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2022
(530) 754-7775 | kliebenstein@ucdavis.edu
  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Biology
  • 09/01/2019 to 08/31/2022
(530) 752-8187 | nshabek@ucdavis.edu
  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Sciences
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2022
(530) 752-0928 | kashackel@ucdavis.edu
  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Biology
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2022
(530) 754-8441 | nrsinha@ucdavis.edu
  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Biology
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2022
(530) 754-9677 | sundar@ucdavis.edu
  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Biology
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2022
(530) 754-9789 | pzerbe@ucdavis.edu

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

(530) 754-9473 | hewest@ucdavis.edu

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies