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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


Fabiola RamirezFabiola Ramirez – MPS




Evan Stowe – MPS





  • June Labbancz – MPS

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


BruceWBruce Williamson – Ph.D. MPS, 2020




Elvir Tenic – MS, Horticulture, 2020




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




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




DanielleGDanielle Guzman – MS, Horticulture, 2017




BenKBen Kilian –  Ph.D. MPS, 2016

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA



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

Post-doc, WSU


ChrisHChristopher Hendrickson, Ph.D. Horticulture, 2014

Assistant professor, National University

La Jolla, CA


  • 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

Postdoc, Baylor College of Medicine – Scientist, Indigo Agriculture



TysonKTyson Koepke, Ph.D. MPS, 2012




KathieNKathie Nicholson – MS, Horticulture, 2011




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




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