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CAHNRS Department of Horticulture Genomics Lab

Graduate students

When you enroll in the graduate program at Washington State University, you become part of a team of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to the scientific and intellectual pursuit of knowledge. When you join the Dhingra lab you can enroll in the Horticulture or the interdisciplinary Molecular Plant Sciences (MPS) graduate programs. Several of the current and past graduate students are  recipients of the NIH Protein Biotechnology Training Fellowship and the ARCS Fellowship.

Current Graduate Students

There are no graduate students currently at WSU

Former Graduate Students (Ph.D. and M.S.)

Evan Stowe – Ph.D. Horticulture, 2023

Scientist, Ryp Labs Inc.



BruceWBruce Williamson – Ph.D. MPS, 2020

Senior Scientist, Moolec Science



Elvir Tenic – MS, Horticulture, 2020




Seanna H.Seanna Hewitt – Ph.D. MPS, 2019
NIH Protein Biotech Trainee

Scientist/Grant specialist, NuPhy

Pullman, WA



RyanCRyan Christian – Ph.D. MPS, 2019
NIH Protein Biotech Trainee

Technical Director at Yakima Chief Ranches



DanielleGDanielle Guzman – MS, Horticulture, 2017




BenKBen Kilian –  Ph.D. MPS, 2016




JamesCJames Crabb – Ph.D. Horticulture, 2016




Eliane standing in canola fieldEliane Bodah Ph.D. Horticulture, 2014

Assistant Professor, Seattle University

Seattle, WA



Rick Sharpe, Ph.D. MPS, 2014

Research Assistant Professor, WSU


ChrisHChristopher Hendrickson, Ph.D. Horticulture, 2014

Chief Scientist at Aqua Yield Operations LLC

Sandy, UT


  • Rachel Daniel, M.S. Horticulture 2014
  • Marco Galli, M.S. Horticulture 2013
  • Ge Fan, M.S. Agriculture 2013


Scott S.Scott Schaeffer, Ph.D. MPS, 2013

Scientist, Indigo Agriculture

Boston, MA



TysonKTyson Koepke, Ph.D. MPS, 2012

Post Doc, WSU




KathieNKathie Nicholson – MS, Horticulture, 2011




Derick J.Derick Jiwan, Ph.D. MPS, 2011




  • Vandhana Krishnan, M.S. Computer Science 2011 – Scientist, Stanford University, CA