News from the University of Florida Plant Restoration, Conservation and Propagation Biotechnology Program

Carmen Valero Aracama, a previous graduate student in Mike Kane’s lab, was the recipient of the 2006 Award of Excellence for the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in the Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida. Carmen’s dissertation was titled: “Physiological and Anatomical Basis for Differences in Growth Performance during In Vitro and Ex Vitro Culture of Sea Oats (Uniola paniculata L.) Genotypes.” This award is given annually to one graduate student in IFAS whose dissertation is deemed to represent the very best research and dissertation writing. Mike Kane (right) and Sandy Wilson (left) served as Co-Chairs of Dr. Valero Aracama’s supervisory committee.