About Plant Biology

The Interdepartmental Plant Biology (IPB), previously Interdepartmental Plant Physiology Major (IPPM), educates scientists in basic plant biology, including but not limiting to plant molecular biology, plant cell biology, plant physiology, and plant organismal biology and provides training in the most state of the art methods and technologies. Graduate study in IPB, leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees, is offered through eight participating departments: Agronomy, Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology (BBMB), Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE), Chemistry, Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB), Genetics Development & Cell Biology (GDCB), Horticulture, and Plant Pathology. Read more about

Recent News

September 11, 2017

IPB graduate student Xinyu Fu was selected to participate in a program organized by ASPB, the ASPB Conviron Scholars program, which provides learning programs for career development and benefits associated with ASPB membership and meetings. Xinyu studies the dynamics of acetyl-CoA metabolic network in plants in Dr. Basil Nikolau’s group. Her work takes advantage of both traditional reverse genetics and stable-isotope assisted metabolomics techniques to investigate the roles of acetyl-CoA-generating enzymes in distinct subcellular compartments.