2018 ASPT Graduate Student Research Grant Winners

William R. Anderson Graduate Student Research Grant     Fernando Cuéllar   Claremont Graduate University  Ph.D. project: Phylogenetics and inflorescence/sexual system diversification of  Bouteloua  and relatives based on transcriptomic data

William R. Anderson Graduate Student Research Grant

Fernando Cuéllar

Claremont Graduate University

Ph.D. project: Phylogenetics and inflorescence/sexual system diversification of Bouteloua and relatives based on transcriptomic data

W. Hardy Eshbaugh Graduate Student Research Grant     Michael Song   University of California Berkeley  Ph.D. Project: Investigating the secret potentials of the N2-fixing, climate cooling fern genus  Azolla

W. Hardy Eshbaugh Graduate Student Research Grant

Michael Song

University of California Berkeley

Ph.D. Project: Investigating the secret potentials of the N2-fixing, climate cooling fern genus Azolla

 
Shirley and Alan Graham Graduate Student Research Grant     Karla Sosa   Duke University  Ph.D. project: The role of ploidy and reproductive mode in the dispersal of Australasian  Cheilanthes  (Pteridaceae)

Shirley and Alan Graham Graduate Student Research Grant

Karla Sosa

Duke University

Ph.D. project: The role of ploidy and reproductive mode in the dispersal of Australasian Cheilanthes (Pteridaceae)

Rogers McVaugh Graduate Student Research Grant     María José Monteverde-Suárez   Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México  M.S. project: Systematics of a ring-species from a genomics perspective

Rogers McVaugh Graduate Student Research Grant

María José Monteverde-Suárez

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

M.S. project: Systematics of a ring-species from a genomics perspective

 
Guilherme Medeiros Antar   University of São Paulo  Ph.D. project: Systematics of  Hyptidendron  Harley (Hyptidinae - Lamiaceae)

Guilherme Medeiros Antar

University of São Paulo

Ph.D. project: Systematics of Hyptidendron Harley (Hyptidinae - Lamiaceae)

Katherine Culatta   North Carolina State University  M.S. project: Taxonomy, Population Genetics, and Status Assessment of Cape Fear Spatterdock ( Nuphar sagittifolia ; Nymphaeaceae)

Katherine Culatta

North Carolina State University

M.S. project: Taxonomy, Population Genetics, and Status Assessment of Cape Fear Spatterdock (Nuphar sagittifolia; Nymphaeaceae)

Nicolas Diaz   Portland State University  Ph.D. project: Ecological and genomic consequences of polyploidy in Oregon sunshine ( Eriophyllum lanatum ; Asteraceae)

Nicolas Diaz

Portland State University

Ph.D. project: Ecological and genomic consequences of polyploidy in Oregon sunshine (Eriophyllum lanatum; Asteraceae)

 
Augusto Giaretta   Universidade de São Paulo  Ph.D. project: Systematics of the hyper-diverse genus  Eugenia  (Myrtaceae): insights on flower and inflorescence evolution

Augusto Giaretta

Universidade de São Paulo

Ph.D. project: Systematics of the hyper-diverse genus Eugenia (Myrtaceae): insights on flower and inflorescence evolution

Stephen Gottschalk   Fordham University and the New York Botanical Garden  Ph.D. project: Phylogeography and evolution in  Chara  subsection  Willdenowia

Stephen Gottschalk

Fordham University and the New York Botanical Garden

Ph.D. project: Phylogeography and evolution in Chara subsection Willdenowia

Kelsey Huisman   University of Wisconsin - Madison  Ph.D. project: Plant-microbial interactions in  Teagueia : a rapidly evolving and understudied lineage of orchids within the Andean biodiversity hotspot

Kelsey Huisman

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Ph.D. project: Plant-microbial interactions in Teagueia: a rapidly evolving and understudied lineage of orchids within the Andean biodiversity hotspot

 
Isaac Marck   University of California, Berkeley  Ph.D. project: Speciation in the  Perityle emoryi  species complex (Perityleae; Asteraceae)

Isaac Marck

University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D. project: Speciation in the Perityle emoryi species complex (Perityleae; Asteraceae)

Ana Gabriela Martínez-Becerril   Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México  Ph.D. Project: Phylogenetics and taxonomy of the  Elaphoglossum petiolatum  complex (Dryopterydaceae)

Ana Gabriela Martínez-Becerril

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Ph.D. Project: Phylogenetics and taxonomy of the Elaphoglossum petiolatum complex (Dryopterydaceae)

Jesus Martinez-Gomez   Cornell University  Ph.D. project: Umbel-ivable Plant Architecture: Investigating the Macroevolutionary and Developmental Origins of the Amaryllidaceae umbel

Jesus Martinez-Gomez

Cornell University

Ph.D. project: Umbel-ivable Plant Architecture: Investigating the Macroevolutionary and Developmental Origins of the Amaryllidaceae umbel

 
Juan Isaac Moreira-Hernández   University of Missouri-St. Louis  Ph.D. project: Diversifying while sharing pollinators: interspecific pollen transfer, gene flow, and speciation during the rapid radiation of bat-pollinated bellflowers ( Burmeistera ; Campanulaceae)

Juan Isaac Moreira-Hernández

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Ph.D. project: Diversifying while sharing pollinators: interspecific pollen transfer, gene flow, and speciation during the rapid radiation of bat-pollinated bellflowers (Burmeistera; Campanulaceae)

Luciana Pereira da Silva   Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina  Ph.D. project: Integrative studies on the diverse genus  Cyperus s.l.  (Cyperaceae): diversity in Central Brazil, molecular phylogeny, and lineage diversification

Luciana Pereira da Silva

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Ph.D. project: Integrative studies on the diverse genus Cyperus s.l. (Cyperaceae): diversity in Central Brazil, molecular phylogeny, and lineage diversification

Daniel Raudabaugh   University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign  Ph.D. project: Phylogenetic Community Analyses of Temperate Bog and Stream Fungi

Daniel Raudabaugh

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Ph.D. project: Phylogenetic Community Analyses of Temperate Bog and Stream Fungi

 
Jacob Suissa   Harvard University  Ph.D. Project: Using molecules and morphology to resolve the cryptic species in the Central American quillwort ( Isoëtes  L.) complex

Jacob Suissa

Harvard University

Ph.D. Project: Using molecules and morphology to resolve the cryptic species in the Central American quillwort (Isoëtes L.) complex

Ramhari Thapa   University of Memphis  Ph.D. project: The Development and Use of Microsatellite Markers for Understanding Parental Origins in Complex Polyploid Species ( Antennaria rosea ; Asteraceae)

Ramhari Thapa

University of Memphis

Ph.D. project: The Development and Use of Microsatellite Markers for Understanding Parental Origins in Complex Polyploid Species (Antennaria rosea; Asteraceae)

Nichole Tiernan   Florida International University  Ph.D. project: Taxonomy and Systematics of Endemic  Plumeria  (Apocynaceae) in Cuba

Nichole Tiernan

Florida International University

Ph.D. project: Taxonomy and Systematics of Endemic Plumeria (Apocynaceae) in Cuba