SEED BIOLOGY
UNDERSTANDING HOW THESE COMPLEX ENTITIES FUNCTION
STUDENTS
  Graduates
Dr. Qilong Xu,
(December 2000 to 2004, not shown)
Mr. Franciso Elder Carlos Bezzera Pereira, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Jaboticabal campus, São Paulo State, Brazil. (March to August 2017), Supported by a grant from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil.
Dr. Fabiola de Oliveira Krüger, Federal University of Lavras, UFLA. (August, 2015 to August 2016), Supported by a scholarship from the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), Brazil.
Dr. Izabel Costa Silva Neta, Federal University of Lavras, UFLA. (February., 2015 to November., 2015). Supported by a scholarship from the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES); Brazil.
Dr. Juliana Faria Dos Santos, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Jaboticabal, Brazil (May 2014 to July 2014, November, 2014, Ph.D. 2015), Supported by Fundação De Amparo À Pesquisa Do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), Brazil.
Dr. Gunching
Siriwitayawan,
(1998 to 2002)

Ms. Gulvadee Chaiyaprasithi, (September 1998 to 2000, 2001, not shown, deceased) 
  Undergraduates
Ms. Taylor D. Lloyd, (January 2010 to 2011) (Chellgren Student Fellowship 2011, University of Kentucky Summer Research and Creativity Grant 2011, National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates Fellowship Summer 2010, American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) 2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Award, Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) NASA Astronaut Scholarship 2011, and Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship 2011). Now a teacher. Co-author.
Mr. Zachary Sumpter, (2007) No photo available
Mr. Brent Goodwin, (January 2006 to April 2006). Supported by an NSF grant.
Dr. Louai Salaita, DMD (2004), Supported by the University of Kentucky, Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center (KTRDC). Now a dentist. First- and Co-author.
Ms. Tracy Bonilla, (2005), Supported by the University of Kentucky, Agricultural Genetic Technology Center (AGTC). Now a genetic consultant.
Dr. Marisa Belcastro, MD (2003). Now a physician, Co-author.
Dr. Krista N. Whalen, DMD (November 2005 to April 2006). Supported by an NSF grant. Now a dentist.
  Intern Undergraduates
  High-School Researchers
Ms. Sai Deepshikha Bassetti Nayakwadi, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School, Math, Science and Technology Center 360-hour, Junior/Senior Capstone Research Project. “Determination of Late Embryogenesis Abundant protein-client protein networks in model- crop-, and resurrection-plants." Deepshikha’s presentation of her poster describing her project’s results and conclusions was awarded first place in the Plant Science category at the 2019 Kentucky American Water-sponsored Lexington Science Fair and at the Central Kentucky Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Congratulations Deepshikha!
Ms. Cristiane Carvalho Pereira, Federal University of Lavras, UFLA (May 2015 to July 2015). Supported by The Institute of International Education (IIE), Brazil Scientific Mobility Program.
Mr. Leandro Reis, Federal University of Lavras, UFLA (May 2015 to August 2015). 
Supported by The Institute of International Education (IIE), Brazil Scientific Mobility Program.
 

Mr. Caleb Mensah, Frederick Douglas High School (September 2017 to February 2018), Carter Woodson Academy, High School Researcher Program. Supported by a KY NSF EPSCoR Grant to Prof. Lisa Vaillancourt. Project: 
“An examination of mutant Arabidopsis thaliana plants deficient in a dehydrin type Late Embryogenesis Abundant (LEA) protein for phenotypes associated with surviving water loss.” Caleb’s presentation of his poster describing his project’s results and conclusions was awarded with first place in his category at the Kentucky American Water sponsored Lexington Science Fair and third place at the state science fair. Congratulations Caleb!
 

Ms. Alyssa Eliopoulos, (December 2007 to April 2009) (not shown), Kentucky Young Researchers Program (KYRP). While a student at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky, Alyssa received the first-place award for Plant Science at the 2009 Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair. Congratulations, Alyssa!