Dr. Vyn's Graduate Students


 

 

Current Graduate Students ​

​Keru (Vanessa) Chen, Ph.D. Physiology of older versus modern maize hybrid tolerances to nitrogen and plant density stress factors.
(July 2012 to present)

Amanda de Oliveira Silva. M.S. Nitrogen Use Efficiency evaluations in current and new corn genotypes using isotopic nitrogen in field plots at varying N inputs.  (January 2013 to present)

Heather Pasley, Ph.D. Consequences of high NUE maize systems on soil N depletion and mineralization. Co-advised with Dr. J. Camberato. (January 2013 to present)

Sarah Brooks, M.S. Supplemental late-vegetative N applications for high-yield corn: Agronomic implications with modern versus older hybrids. (January 2014 to present)

Martha Kille, M.S. Optimization of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer timing and placement in strip-till corn systems. (January 2014 to present)


Recent Graduate Students

Peter Kovacs, Ph.D. Maize plant uniformity and Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) studies associated with anhydrous ammonia application in automatic guidance systems. (Ph.D. completed in December, 2103)

Jason Roth, M.S. Drought tolerant hybrid corn response to nitrogen and plant density stress in NW Indiana. (M.S. completed in August, 2013)

Yanbing Xia, Ph.D. Photosynthesis-related physiological responses of field-grown maize to plant density and nitrogen stress during vegetativeand reproductive growth stages. (Ph.D. completed December, 2012).

Ignacio Ciampitti, Ph.D. A comprehensive study of plant density consequences on nitrogen uptake dynamics and Nitrogen use efficiency of manize plants grown at varying N levels from vegetative to reproductive stages. (Ph.D. completed in August, 2012).

Juan Pablo Burzaco. M.S. Nitrification inhibitor effects on maize plant and nitrous oxide emission responses to urea ammonium-nitrate applications. (M.S. completed May, 2012).

Chris Boomsma, Ph.D.  Intra-specific Competition and Growth and Developmental Uniformity in Maize: Plant Density and Nitrogen Rate Effects.  (Ph.D. Thesis completed in June, 2009). 

Yanbing Xia, M.S.  Soybean plant responses to glyphosate and manganese in glyphostate-resistant production systems.  M.S. thesis completed in December, 2009. Yanbing is now a Ph.D. student in my program.

Jared Alsdorf, M.S. 2008.  Remote sensing of soybean at different row widths and population densities.  MS Thesis, Purdue University.  Major advisors Dr. Tony J. Vyn and Dr. Johannsen 

Matias Canepa, M.S. 2007.  Strip-Till Corn Response to Deep Placement of Phosphorus and Potassium.  MS Thesis, Purdue University.  Major Advisor: Dr. Tony J. Vyn

Martin Gonzalo, Ph.D. 2006.  Determination of the Genetic Basis for Responses to Plant Population Density in Maize.  (co-advised by Dr. Lauren McIntyre and Dr. Tony Vyn) 

Jason Brewer, M.S. Non-Thesis, 2006.  (co-advised with Dr. Lauren McIntyre). Major Paper: Tillage Effects on Plant-to-Plant Variability in Growth, Development and Yield in Corn: A Longitudinal Analysis.

Anita Gal. 2005. Depth Dependency of Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Changes with Long-term Tillage Systems.  MS Thesis, Purdue University.  Major Advisor: Dr. Tony J. Vyn

Ann Kline. 2005.  Corn Response to Deep Banding of Phosphorus and Potassium in High Yield Production Systems.  MS Thesis, Purdue University.  Major Advisor: Dr. Tony J. Vyn

Ignacio Victor Conti. 2005.  No-till Soybean Responses to Phosphorus and Potassium Placement and Associated Crop Management in Prior Corn.  MS Thesis, Purdue University.  Major Advisor: Dr. Tony J. Vyn

Mercedes Murua. 2002. Polymer Seed Coating Effects on Feasiblity of Early Planting in Corn.  MS Thesis, Purdue University.  Advisor: Dr. Tony J. Vyn​

​Graduate Student Awards

 


Amanda de Oliveira Silva (M.S. expected May, 2015):
2014. The Stanley Barber Scholarship in Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition ($1,000)

Heather Pasley (Ph.D., co-advised with Dr. J. Camberato):
2014. U.S. Borlaug Fellow in Global Food Security Graduate Research Grant ($15,000)

Jason Roth (M.S. August, 2013):
2013. M.O. Pence Graduate Scholarship. ($4,000)
2012. Scarseth Travel Scholarship to attend Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (Cincinnati, OH)

Peter Kovacs (Ph.D. December, 2013):
2013. The Wayne P. Rothgeb Memorial Scholarship., Agronomy Department, Purdue University  ($1,500)
2013. International Plant Nutrition Institute Scholar Award ($2,000)
2013. Graduate Teaching Certificate, Purdue University
2012. Scarseth Travel Award to attend Annual Meetings of American Society of Agronomy (Cincinnati, OH) Approximately ($900)
2012. Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Purdue University Nominee) to North-Central Extension-Industry Soil Conference in Des Moines, IA. (Registration and accommodation financial assistance).

Ignacio Ciampitti (Ph.D. August, 2012):
2012. Gamma Sigma Delta Graduate/Profession Award from Purdue University ($250)
2012. M.O. Pence Memorial Scholarship from Purdue University ($4,000)
2012. Purdue University Nominee for Gerald O. Mott Scholarship for Meritorious Graduate Student in Crop Science. 
2012. Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship Award from Purdue University. ($9,000)
2011. Purdue Student Government (PSG) Travel Grant. Purdue University. ($1,000) 
2011. Outstanding Ph.D. Student in ResearchAgronomy Department, Purdue University ($500)
2011. Marvin and Barbara Phillips Memorial Graduate Scholarship. Agronomy Department, Purdue University ($2000)
2010. International Plant Nutrition Institute Scholar Award. ($2000)   
2010. Graduate Student Award (Purdue University Nominee) to North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 17-18. (Registration and accommodation financial assistance).
2010. Scarseth Travel Award to attend Annual Meetings of American Society of Agronomy (Long Beach, CA). Approximately ($1500)

Yanbing Xia (Ph.D. December, 2012):
2010-2011.   Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) Research Assistantship ($17,000)
2010.  Scarseth Travel Award to attend Annual Meetings of American Society of Agronomy (Long Beach, CA). Approximately $1200

Juan Pablo Burzaco (M.S. May, 2012):
2012. Outstanding M.S. Graduate Student in Research, Agronomy Department, Purdue University. ($500)
2010. Scarseth Travel Award to attend Annual Meetings of American Society of Agronomy (Long Beach, CA). Approximately ($1500)

Yanbing Xia (M.S., completed in December, 2009):
2009.  
First Place (tie) in the 2009 Student Poster Contest at the North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference, Des Moines, IA (Nov. 18-19, 2009) Value = $100

2009.  Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Purdue University) for the North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference, Des Moines, IA (Nov. 18-19, 2009) Value = $200

2009.  Outstanding Graduate Student MS Research Award in Agronomy Department ($500)

2008.  Scarseth Travel Award to attend Annual Meetings of American Society of Agronomy (Houston, TX).  Approximately $900


Christopher Boomsma (Ph.D., 2009):

2009.  Outstanding Graduate Student Research PhD Award in Agronomy Department ($500).

2008.  Gerald O. Mott Meritorious Graduate Student Award in Crop Science ($2500). 

2008.  M.O. Pence Graduate Scholarship ($4000). 

2008.  Outstanding Graduate Student in Extension (Agronomy Department, Purdue University, 2008). 

2008.  Purdue University nominee for the 2008 Gerald O. Mott Meritorious Graduate Student Award in Crop Science.

2007.  George Scarseth Travel award to attend the ASA Meetings in New Orleans, LA Nov. 4-8, 2007 ($1200)

2007.  First Place, C-3 (Crop Ecology and Management) Graduate Student Poster Competition at the 2007 Annual Meetings of the ASA ($300).

2007 First Place, C-2 (Crop Physiology and Metabolism) Graduate Student Oral Competition at the 2007 Annual Meetings of the ASA ($300).

2007.  First Place, Graduate Student Poster Competition at North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference, Des Moines, IA, Nov. 14-15 ($300). 

2007.  International Plant Nutrition Institute Scholar Award ($2500).

2007.  North Central Branch American Society of Agronomy Graduate Student Poster Competition.  Second Place Winner ($200).

2007.  Purdue University Sigma Xi Graduate Student Poster Competition.  First Place in Life Sciences Division ($200).

2006.  Pioneer Graduate Fellowship in Plant Sciences ($25,000 per year).

2006.  Purdue University Graduate School: Fellowship Application Incentive Award ($500). 

2006.  Second Place Winner in Crops Poster Contest, North Central American Society of Agronomy Meetings, Johnston, Iowa ($200).

2004 to 2006.  Fredrick N. Andrews Fellowship, Purdue University ($14,000 per year). 

2006.  Indiana Seed Industry Graduate Study Award ($2000).

2005.  American Society of Agronomy C-3 Graduate Poster Award. (3rd place and $100). 

2005.  Scarseth Travel Award to attend the American Society of Agronomy Annual Meetings in Salt Lake City, Utah (>$600). 

 

Matias Cánepa (MS, 2007):

2006.  Scarseth Travel Award to attend the American Society of Agronomy annual meetings in Indianapolis, IN.

2006.  Purdue University Recipient, Graduate Student Award of North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference held in Des Moines, IA ($200 plus meeting expenses).

 

Martin Gonzalo (Ph.D., 2006):

2006.  Purdue University nominee for the 2006 Gerald O. Mott Meritorious Graduate Student Award in Crop Science.

2005.  Co-winner, Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate Student in Research (Agronomy Department, Purdue University)

2004.  Scarseth Travel Award to attend the American Society of Agronomy Annual Meetings in Seattle, WA ($940).

 

Jason Brewer (M.S., May, 2006):

2004.  Scarseth Travel Award to attend the American Society of Agronomy Annual Meetings in Seattle, WA ($940).  

 

Ignacio Conti (M.S., August, 2005):

2005.  Outstanding M.S. Graduate Student in Research (Agronomy Department, Purdue University).

2004.  Scarseth Travel Award to attend the American Society of Agronomy Annual Meetings in Seattle, WA ($940). 

2004.  Purdue University Recipient, Graduate Student Award of North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference ($200 plus meeting expenses). 

2004.  Third Place Winner of Student Poster Competition (Crops) at Branch Meeting of the North Central American Society of Agronomy (March 16-17 in Moline, Illinois). Cash prize of $100.

 

Anita Gal (M.S., May, 2005):

2003.  Scarseth Travel Award to attend the American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting in Denver, CO ($900).

 

Ann Kline (M.S., August, 2005):

2003.  Outstanding MS Graduate Student in Research (Agronomy Department, Purdue University)

2003.  First Place Winner, Graduate Poster Competition, North Central Branch Meeting, American Society of Agronomy (Madison, WI) $500.

2003, 2002-2003.  Indiana Seed Industry Graduate Study Award ($2000)

2002.  2002 J. Fielding Reed PPI Fellowship ($2500.)

2002.  Purdue University Co-Recipient, North Central Soil Fertility Conference Graduate Student Award ($100 plus meeting expenses)

 

Xinhua Yin (Ph.D., 2002):

2001.  2001 Larsen/Hydro Memorial Scholarship (American Society of Agronomy Award, $5000.)

2000.  2000 J. Fielding Reed PPI Fellowship ($2000.)

2000.  George Scarseth Travel Award ($700.)

 

Mercedes Murua (M.S., 2002):

2002.  2002 Outstanding M.S. Student in Research (Agronomy Department, Purdue University)

2002.  2002 M.O. Pence Graduate Scholarship ($3500.)

2001.  George Scarseth Travel Award ($950.)

 

Scott McCoy (M.S., 2002):

2001.  Third Place, Graduate Student Poster Competition, NC American Society of Agronomy Meetings (Peoria, IL)

2000.  George Scarseth Travel Award ($700)

 

Brian Ball (M.S., 2002):

2001.  George Scarseth Travel Award ($950).

 

Missy Arends (M.S., 2001):

2001.  2001 M.O. Pence Scholarship ($3,000)

2001.  First Place, Graduate Student Poster Competition, NC American Society of Agronomy Meetings (Peoria, IL)

2000.  George Scarseth Travel Award ($700)​​​​