The TPS graduate program is a unique interdisciplinary PhD program designed to provide students with the in-depth research and practical experience necessary to become the next generation of global leaders in sustainable agricultural biotechnology. 


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November 22, 2021

Non-Technical Introduction:

Proteins are the building block of life and the functional downstream product of a gene.  They are an integral part of the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology (…

October 12, 2021

Programming is just implementing complex calculations, right? I naively assumed so, but when I embarked upon the data scientists’ journey, the data began to balloon; and so did the fundamental…

August 24, 2021

During the summer of 2020, protests erupted across the nation to support the Black Lives Matter movement in response to the murder of George Floyd. As people took to the…

August 24, 2021


I was recently able to attend the 26th Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (SISG) via zoom. The summer workshop is offered by the Department of…

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