Riva advances to Candidacy!

Riva Bruenn PhD 2017!!


Riva will conduct her dissertation research on the evolution of floral symmetry, focusing on the CYC-like genes that are known to be involved in the development of diverse floral symmetry patterns across angiosperms.  Riva recently received honorable mention for an NSF Doctoral Fellowship, demonstrating her capabilities in formulating hypotheses, developing methods, and writing grants -- all skills that will help her flourish as a graduate student!