ABOUT US

Plant Science Council (PSC) at the University of Florida is formed by undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs studying or interested in plant science research, breeding, and extension. PSC helps to develop leadership skills by encouraging members to organize and participate in professional activities such as entirely student-led symposiums, seminars, and workshop series. As well as providing our members with leadership opportunities the PSC also seeks to expand member knowledge and experience in plant sciences, promote networking opportunities, and be a positive influence in agriculture and the community by education and giving back. Overall, the PSC aims to promote academic and career resources to help members gain transferable skills from an out of syllabus experience.
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Manuel Gastelbondo

President

PhD Student, Plant Breeding

Gainesville

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Estefania Tavares Flores

Treasurer

PhD Student, Plant Breeding

Gainesville

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Mark Porter

Plant Breeding Retreat Co-Chair

PhD Student, Horticulture

Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

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Anandi Karn

Plant Breeding Retreat Co-Chair

PhD Student, Horticulture

Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

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Victoria Adeleye

Symposium Co-Chair

PhD Student, Entomology & Nematology

Tropical Research and Education Center

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Pablo Sipowicz

Workshop/Professional Development Co-Chair

PhD Student, Agronomy

Gainesville

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Christ Mane Belizaire

Field Trip Coordinator

Masters Student, Plant Pathology

Tropical Research and Education Center

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Noe Perron

Oral/Poster Competition Chair

PhD Student, Pathology

Gainesville

Jordan McBreen

Jordan McBreen

Digital Communications Chair

PhD Student, Plant Breeding

Gainesville

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Jesse Potts

Off-Campus Coordinator

PhD Student, Environmental Horticulture

Tropical Research and Education Center

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Dr. Marcio Resende

Faculty Advisor

Assistant Professor, Horticulture

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Jesse Murray

Vice President

PhD Student, Horticulture

Everglades Research and Education Center

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Paul Adunola

Secretary

PhD Student, Horticulture

Gainesville

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Dominick Padilla

Plant Breeding Retreat Co-Chair

PhD Student, Plant Breeding

Gainesville

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Jasdeep Singh

Symposium Co-Chair

PhD Student, Horticulture

Tropical Research and Education Center

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Garret Giles

Symposium Co-Chair

PhD Student, Horticulture

Tropical Research and Education Center

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Elissar Alam

Workshop/Professional Development Chair

PhD Student, Plant Breeding Graduate Program

Gainesville

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Jairo Arcos

Field Trip Coordinator

PhD Student, Horticulture

Gainesville

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Edgar Sierra

Student Speaker Coordinator

PhD Student, Horticulture

Gulfcoast Research and Education Center

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Marcello de Giosa

Outreach Chair

PhD Student, PMCB

Gainesville

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Byron Manzanero

Off-Campus Coordinator

PhD Student, Plant Breeding

Gainesville

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Dr. Esteban Rios

Faculty Advisor

Assistant Professor, Agronomy

CONTACT US

For other questions and comments email ufplants@gmail.com

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