Organizing Committee

Of the 37th Plant Sciences Graduate Student Symposium hosted by the University of Manitoba

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Sonia Wilson

President, PSGSA

MSc candidate working on QTL mapping of tolerance to excess moisture in canola.

M M Uzzal Ahmed Liton

Vice-President, PSGSA

PhD candidate working on pre-harvest sprouting (PHS) resistance in Canadian Red Spring Wheat.

Hao Luu

Treasurer, PSGSA

MSc candidate studying the QTLs for lodging resistance in Brassica napus L

Caroline Brown

Outreach Coordinator I, PSGSA

PhD candidate working on the QTL mapping for the secondary dormancy trait in canola.

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James DeCastro

Outreach Coordinator II, PSGSA

MSc candidate working on phytoglobin expression as a molecular marker for waterlogging tolerance in barley.

Samantha Curtis

Social Director I, PSGSA

MSc candidate studying the resource use efficiency in diversified, no-till cropping systems on the Canadian Prairies.

Dale Penner

Social Director II, PSGSA

MSc candidate studying the shoulder season cover crops in annual crop production systems in Manitoba.

Jacob Kolody

UMGSA Rep 1, PSGSA

MSc candidate studying the soil health of a long-term nutrient management study in the Red River Valley.

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Md Ehsanul Haq 

UMGSA Rep 2

MSc candidate examining the effects of altered levels of phytoglobins during seed oil accumulation in Brassica napus L. 

Lakmini Pathiranage

Seminar Committee Rep, PSGSA

MSc candidate studying the effect of phytoglobin expression on the regeneration of maize (Zea mays) quiescent centers during hypoxia.