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Simone Lim-Hing

Graduate Student
3-528 Warnell
3507 Miller Plant Sciences
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

I am broadly interested in how plants defend themselves against stress. My current research focuses on how loblolly pine chemically defends itself from fungal pathogens and what environmental conditions can impact those defenses.


2020 Research, Teaching, and Outreach Award, awarded by Plant Biology Graduate Student Association for research
2020 Plant Biology Learning Objectives, Outreach Materials & Education (BLOOME) grant, awarded by American Society of Plant Biologists for science communication

Selected Publications:

Gaynor, M. L., Lim-Hing, S., & Mason, C. M. (2020). Impact of genome duplication on secondary metabolite composition in non-cultivated species: A systematic meta-analysis. Annals of Botany.


2018 Admission to the PhD Program in the Plant Biology Department at the University of Georgia.

2018 B.S. Biology, minor in Environmental Studies at the University of Central Florida

Of note:

2018-2019 Osbourne Fellow
2018-2019 EcoReach Outstanding Volunteer

Major Professor

Caterina Villari

Courtesy Faculty in Plant Biology

Committee Members

Y. Anny Chung

Haines Family Assistant Professor of Plant Ecology

Daniel Johnson

Courtesy Faculty in Plant Biology

External Committee

Dr. Cristian Montes Associate Professor of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at UGA
Dr. Kamal Gandhi Associate Professor of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at UGA

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