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Graduate Students

The Department of Agricultural Sciences offers an M.S. in Integrated Agricultural Sciences. This degree is the first of its kind in Texas, and produces graduates with the multidisciplinary technological and professional skills capable of addressing and solving complex food system challenges. 

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Emran Hossain

Hometown: Patuakhali, Bangladesh. Research area: Food Safety, Climate Change and Environment, Sustainable Agriculture

Sarah Marie Smith

Sarah Marie Smith

Hometown: Canyon Lake, TX Research area: Agriculture economics and regenerative agriculture

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Hurunnahar Khushi

Hometown: Faridpur, Bangladesh
Research area: Agribusiness, Economics, and Policy

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Anup Sharma

Hometown: Nepal
Research area: Agricultural Economics

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Anindita Mandal

Hometown: Bangladesh
Research area: Moral Hazard in Poultry Sector in Developing Countries

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Cassaundra MelgarCDeBaca

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM Research Area: Regenerative agriculture, Biochar: Community education and outreach; Global sustainable travel

Agricultural Education and Leadership

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Kayla Marie Ayala

Hometown: New Braunfels, TX Research Area: Food security and food distribution

Maggie Bayer

Maggie Bayer

Hometown: Austin, TX Research Area: Agriculture Education

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Mikael Nakole Carrasco

Hometown: Pecos, TX
Research area: Ruminant nutrition and sustainability

Emma Fukuda

Emma Fukuda

Hometown: Luling, TX
Research area: Nutritional strategies to mitigate enteric methane in beef steers

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Adama Srinivas Reddy

Hometown: Telangana, India
Research area: Soil and cop production

Dhanush Kenchanna

Dhanush Kenchanna

Hometown: Karnataka, India
Research area: Composting food waste and vermicompost

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Louis Keller

Research area: Soil Food Web

Ruby Shaik

Ruby Shaik

Hometown: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Research area: Plant genetics, molecular biology, and agricultural biochemistry

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Bonny Amin

Country: Bangladesh
Research area: Natural resource management and sustainable agricultural practices

Priyanka Uppalanchi

Priyanka Uppalanchi

Hometown: Hyderabad, India Research Area: Genome wide association studies in rice

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Mackenzie Rose Bark

Hometown: Killeen, TX
Research area: Horticulture

Rushika Chepuri

Rushika Chepuri

Hometown: Nalgonda, Telangana, India Research area: Plant breeding

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Charles Taylor Hilderbrand

Hometown: Palacios, TX
Research area: : Methods of Regenerative Agriculture using Anaerobic Digestion & Biochar