Josh (JC) Springer

Ph.D. Candidate

Jarosz Lab, Plant Biology, MSU

 
 

I am currently a 4th year graduate student in the Plant Biology department at Michigan State University.  I study the tri-trophic interaction of American chestnuts (Castanea dentata), chestnut blight fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica), and double-stranded RNA hypoviruses. 

 

The above photos clockwise from upper left are: a) treating an American chestnut with hypovirus inoculum, b) male and female inflorescence of American chestnut near Petoskey, Michigan, c) myself on overlook on the Long Trail in Vermont overlooking the Lamoille river near Johnson, VT, and d) female flower (center) of American chestnut.

Welcome to my site!

Josh’s recent activity:

Josh and co-author Bruce Parfitt have had their checklist of vascular plants and short history of the Lapeer State Game Area accepted for publication by The Michigan Botanist

Josh’s Flora of North America contribution to volume 9 of the 30 volume series, the genera Dryas and Chamaerhodos have gone through final review process and are nearing proof stage for publication later in 2010.

Josh was awarded the Field’s award for Excellence in graduate teaching by the Plant Biology department in May 2010.

The above photos clockwise from upper left are: a) treating an American chestnut with hypovirus inoculum, b) male and female inflorescence of American chestnut near Petoskey, Michigan, c) myself on overlook on the Long Trail in Vermont overlooking the Lamoille river near Johnson, VT, and d) female flower (center) of American chestnut