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The collaborative Plant Biology and Conservation Graduate Program was launched in 2005 with a Master’s Degree. As of fall 2015, there are over 50 MS graduates who are now working throughout the country for a variety of organizations (including the Chicago Botanic Garden, US Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Morton Arboretum, Northwestern University, and US Department of Energy), or are attending doctoral programs around the world (including Northwestern University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, University of Pavia, Italy and Semillas Silvestres, Cordoba, Spain, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Irvine, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and University of Texas-Austin).

The PhD program was launched in 2009, and our first student graduated in 2015 and received the prestigious David H. Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship. Keep posted to learn more about what alumni are doing and where they are.

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