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Cohort Name Degree/Department Research
VIII Jose Franco Ph.D. - Biological and Agricultural Engineering The impacts of sustainable practices on vegetable production, plant physiological response and ecosystem functioning
VIII Stephen Ahern Ph.D. - Plant Pathology and Microbiology Bacteriophages of the Plant Pathogen Xylella fastidiosa
VIII David Laughlin Ph.D. - Plant Pathology and Microbiology Biosynthesis of Viridin and Viridiol in the Biocontrol Agent Trichoderma virens.
VIII Alejandra Maldonado Ph.D. - Wildlife and Fisheries Impacts of Agricultural Pesticides and Persistent Organic Pollutants on Neotropical Migratory Birds
VIII Ricardo Colon-Rivera M.S. - Ecosystem Science and Management Sea level rise impacts to a rare wetland forest in Puerto Rico.
VIII Gabriela Sosa Ph.D. - Ecosystem Science and Management Restoring a Degraded Rangeland: Examining the effects of seasonality and herbivory on Opuntia Cacti Management.
VIII Ismael Pesquera Ph.D. - Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Genetics of the Sugar Transport System in Neurospora crassa

VIII Seaborn Carter Ph.D. - Biological and Agricultural Engineering Investigation of Algae Dewatering by Cell Surface Modification
VIII Maura Palacios Ph.D. - Wildlife and Fisheries Historical Biogeography of the Topminnow Fish Subgenus Poeciliopsis
VIII Jatara Wise Ph.D. - Soil and Crop Sciences Mineral Nutrient Recovery in Pyrolysis Co-products
IX Eboni Hall Ph.D. - Ecosystem Science and Management Leaf-Level Physiological Activity of Rhododendron Maximum in Response to Several Environmental Factors (Master thesis research title)
IX Laura Ramirez-Mann M.S. - Recreation, Park and Tourism Coping and resilience among Texas Hispanic Youth
IX Madahy Romero Ph.D. - Soil and Crop Science The Effects of Mesotrione on Soil Microbial Activity
IX Zaria Torres Ph.D. - Wildlife and Fisheries Assessment of Mercury Contamination in Fish and Wildlife of Lake Chapala: Implications for Human and Environmental Health
IX George Umphres M.S. - Wildlife and Fisheries Effects of Chemical Algaecides on Prymnesium parvum
IX Velessa Morales M.S. - Ecosystem Science and Management Fire Effects on Riparian Plant Community Structure and Function
IX Martia Ross Ph.D. - Poultry Science Foam Disinfectants against Environmental Salmonella Typhimurium and Campylobacter Jejuni
X Javier García M.S. - Poultry Science The Application of Infectious Bronchitis Virus Vaccine to evaluate the incidence of Salmonella and Campylobacter prevalence/ shedding in broiler chickens
X Carolee Hinojosa M.S. - Poultry Science Use of Foaming Disinfectants and Cleaners to Reduce Aerobic Bacteria on Poultry Transport Coops
X Carolina Corkill M.S. - Food Science and Technology Comparative Analysis of Live, Heat-Inactivated, and Electron Beam Inactivated Salmonella typhimurium Infection in Human Host Cells
X Jesus Mata Ph.D. - Plant Pathology and Microbiology  
X Zuri Dale M.S. - Biological and Agricultural Engineering/Geosciences  
X Victor Garcia M.S. - Water Management and Hydrologic Science Comparative Analysis of Live, Heat-Inactivated, and Electron Beam Inactivated Salmonella typhimurium Infection in Human Host Cells
X Monica Hoz de Vila M.S. - Agricultural Economics Bioeconomic Modeling of Wildlife Transmitted Bovine Tuberculosis to Domestic Livestock
X Erika Downey Ph.D. - Veterinary Integrative Biosciences Bioeconomic Modeling of Wildlife Transmitted Bovine Tuberculosis to Domestic Livestock
X Edward Enriquez M.S. - Wildlife and Fisheries Spawning behavior and the interactions between Guadalupe bass Micropterus treculii, and Smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieu
X Frances Toledo M.S. - Ecosystem Science and Management Biodiversity in pterocarpus forest
X Giuliana Alcala M.S. - Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications The Potato Project
X Alfredo Delgado M.S. - Ecosystem Science and Management / Soil and Crop Mega-Herbivores on Phytomass and 3-D Vegetation Structure in an African Savanna
X  Dominique Smith-McInnis Ph.D.