What is PMCB?
The PMCB Program is one of the most flexible and comprehensive graduate programs in the U.S. We emphasize the understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling plant development, adaptation and evolution. Our success is a result of our interdisciplinary and intercollegiate collaborations. Our faculty members are deeply committed to helping students develop into successful biological scientists, capable of conducting independent fundamental and applied research.
News & Updates
Latest information from the PMCB program.
Cíntia Ribeiro was awarded the prestigious 2014 Best UF/IFAS Doctoral Dissertation by IFAS (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences) while working in the Forest Genomics Laboratory with Dr. Matias Kirst. Dr. Ribeiro graduated in 2014 and is now a renown Emerging Leader in Science with Monsanto. Emerging Leader in Science with Monsanto.
Elton Gonçalves, a 2015 graduate, is currently an associate research scientist with the Algal Research Consortium, New Mexico State University and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Gonçalves worked in Dr. Bala Rathinasabapathi (aka 'Saba')'s lab on converting algae to fuel.
UF Research Foundation ProfessorsDr. Mark Settles and Dr. Wilfred Vermerris were named UF Research Foundation Professors for 2016-2019. The award recognizes a distinguished and strong research agenda that is is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields. The professorships are funded by UF's share of royalty and licensing income on UF-generated products. Congratulations on these distinguished accomplishments! Thirty-four faculty named UF Research Foundation Professors for 2016.
ASPB Award to Karen Koch
Karen Koch is the 2016 recipient of the Charles Reid Barnes Award, the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)’s first honor. According to ASPB 'Karen has excelled in research, in the training of students of plant biology, and in service to the Society. Her research on carbohydrate metabolism and sugar signaling is known internationally and her training of plant biology students is legendary'.