The Translational Plant Science Graduate Student Organization (TPS-GSO) is involved in strengthening research, student life, and professional development. Our graduate students’ research spans many diverse areas with a common interest of utilizing molecular approaches to observe plant development processes and interactions with their environment. The TPS-GSO is a strong, vibrant community that benefits from student involvement and collaboration to prepare our graduates to be successful in their future careers. Being a member of the TPS-GSO is a valuable learning experience, which allows students to work in close collaboration with other students and faculty members on interdisciplinary research projects. Additionally, the TPS-GSO provides opportunities to build and strengthen collaboration between TPS members and other departments who share similar interests in plant science research through monthly discussion groups, retreats, social events, and professional development.  The main goal of the TPS-GSO provides a platform for students from different labs and departments to work collaboratively to further the field of plant science research.

2018- 2019 Leadership

President: Ariel Heminger
Treasurer: Hazem Sharaf 
Historian: Wei Wang
Recruitment Coordinators: Karl Compton and Catherine Freed 
Discussion Group Coordinator: Brett Shelley
Event Coordinator: Caitlin Cridland