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Samantha Surber

Graduate Student
B310 Davison
B310 Davison
Research Interests:

Sulfur is one of six critical macronutrients for plant development. It is integral in metabolomic cycles such as photosynthesis, protein production, and stress signaling. Despite its importance, the transport of sulfur has multiple missing steps within plant systems, especially plants that undergo significant secondary growth. Sulfur is utilized in multiple compounds used in stress response, especially reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging during events such as drought. By investigating Sulfate Transporter (SULTR) genes within hybrid Populus tremula x alba we intend to discover the role sulfur plays in stress response and wood formation.


2020 Admission to the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Georgia, Ph.D Student.

2020 B.S. Biochemistry from the University of Nebraska

Articles Featuring Samantha Surber
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 11:26am

Congratulations to Samantha Surber, a PhD student in the Tsai lab, on being awarded a 2022 Rockey FFAR Fellowship. This three-year fellowship, sponsored by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and North Carolina State University, includes…

Major Professor

C.J. Tsai

Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar

Committee Members

Daniel Johnson

Courtesy Faculty in Plant Biology

External Committee

Dr. Wayne Parrott Distinguished Research Professor of Crop & Soil Sciences at UGA
Dr. Breeanna Urbanowicz Assistan Professor of Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at UGA

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