College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Graduate Students

Programs: Landscape Architecture + CMPL | Landscape Architecture | Plant Science

Program: Landscape Architecture & Community Planning - LARC CMPL

Student Information:


Espinoza, Maria Jose

Rausch, Matthew

  • Researching L/A design efforts that employ the principles of street design, specifically principles of the Complete Streets efforts, EPA Green and Sustainable Streets program, and the Main Street USA program (State and National levels)
  • Investigating how these street design approaches can be applied to small rural towns in America where there are efforts to revitalize the community

Program: Landscape Architecture - MLA

Student Information:


Collier, Nathan S


Dennis, Mark


Evans, Caroline


Ferguson, Katherine

  • Educational landscapes 
  • Outdoor education

Fleming, Seth


Jett, James


Jones, Alison


Mallory, Jonathan


Parker, Pamela


Podietz, Emma


Poole, Jason


Rahmati, Afrouz

  • Therapeutics & Healing gardens
  • Botanical gardens and the their roll in urban environments

Rausch, Matthew


Russell, Sherry

Samoray, Christopher

  • Experienced science writer
  • Design interests relate to climate change, particularly in the context of ecological conservation and coastal resilience efforts

Shipley, Christopher


Simpson, Lotoia


Turner, Sarah


Velez-Lopez, Sebastian


Wallace, Sarah


 Wellnitz, Shane


Whitley, Yuki


Yi, Che-Wei


Zerfas, Matthew


Zhang, Keren

Program:  Plant Science - PLSC

Student Information:


Beckley, Cody

  • Research focus

Belayneh, Bruk E.


Carr, Megan


Castillo Gonzalez, Humberto


Chhabra, Bhavit


Cosseboom, Scott

  • Evaluating management methods against bunch grape diseases
  • Fungicide efficacy and sensitivity testing for pathogens of bunch grapes and small fruit
  • Observing pathogen species distribution and frequency in bunch grape and small fruit fields of the Mid-Atlantic

Demissie, Habtamu


Do, Sarah

  • urban ecology and plant traits in urban ecosystems

Doherty, Joseph

  • Investigating methods for improved biological control of brown patch in home lawn turf
  • Evaluating impacts of fungicide and biocontrol applications on the rhizosphere microbiome of putting greens

Dossick, David

Ferelli, Angela

  • Evaluating environmental fitness of multiple  S. enterica strains in Maryland irrigation water as well as transfer potential to tomatoes
  • Describing the effects of tomato nitric oxide release on Salmonella enterica strain fitness and tomato colonization

Frye, Christopher


Gal-Edd, Shanie


Gaimaro, Joshua


Harris, Chinchu


Howard, Ian


Jones, Jake


Korir, Robert


Levine, Bruce


Li, Gen


Liu, Xingchen


Mahlandt, Alexander


Malzahn, Aimee 

  • CRISPR-based genome engineering in dicot plants

Pang, Changxu


Park, Boyoung


Perkins, Carrie, NSF GRFP Fellow


Peterson, Cara


Pritchard, Candace


Qian, Bilian


Segobye, Kabelo

Singh, Lovepreet

  • Molecular basis of Fhb1 mediated resistance against Fusarium Head Blight in wheat

Solaiman, Sultana


Sonti, Nancy


Sretenovic, Simon


Steadham, James

  • Positional cloning of wheat rust resistance genes

Tamukong, Yvette


Thapa, Resham

  • Conduct controlled lab-based incubation and field-based experiments to understand factors controlling cover crop decomposition and N release in no-till corn systems across the mid- and south-Atlantic USA states
  • Calibrating and validating CERES-N model to predict N release from surface-applied cover crop residues in no-till corn systems

Trouth, Frances


Weissman, Danielle S


Whitehead, Ross


Wong-Stack, Tiffany


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