UCR, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences

About UCR, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences

Our mission is to conduct cutting-edge research in plant biology to advance fundamental scientific knowledge and solve critical issues for the state of California, and to educate and train graduate and undergraduate students to become science professionals and informed global citizens. The department has strong programs in basic plant cell biology, responses of plants to environmental stresses, plant ecology, genetics, genomics, and evolution. These strengths in basic research complement applied research programs that use the traditional tools of plant science and the new technologies of genomics to meet the evolving needs of California's $27 billion agricultural industry. Development of new varieties and crop management strategies help address the challenges of climate change and new pest and disease.


Undergraduate Research Assistant

June 2018 - March 2020 Riverside, CA
“I enjoyed having the ability to work on my own individual project. I also really enjoyed the support my co-workers gave me. ”
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