There are many opportunities for graduate research with faculty in the Interdisciplinary Plant Group. Graduate student researchers constitute an active core of about 100 people in the IPG. They work on a wide range of problems from basic research in model systems to applied problems in crop species. MU offers exceptional facilities for plant research featuring excellent plant growth facilities, greenhouses, seed storage areas, and genetic resources as well as state of the art labs. In addition to the Core Research Facilities, other notable facilities include a campuswide Plant Transformation Core Facility and maize and Soybean Genomics Projects.
Prospective students should apply to enter graduate school and obtain a research assistantship through any of the participating departments or programs:
- Biological Sciences
- Plant Sciences
- Computer Science
- Genetics Area Program
- Life Sciences Doctoral Fellowships Program
- ShowMe Nature: From Elements to Ecosystems