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Graduate Education

Our lab is in the Plant Biology Department in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Drs. Simon and Wu are also Members of the Graduate Faculty in the Medicinal Chemistry Department in the School of Pharmacy at Rutgers and advise several graduate students from that program.

Drs. Wu and Juliani are also Members of the Graduate Faculty in Food Science Department, and advise several graduate students from that program.


Undergraduate Education

The NUANPP lab has several undergraduate students who work with us in the lab and in the field on our projects.

Undergraduate courses taught by our lab faculty:

Introduction to Ethnobotany (Course: 11:776:205)
Dr. Jim Simon.

Spring Semesters, alternative years, 3 credits. Lower division undergraduate course in Plant Science.

Principles of Botany (11:776:210 )
Dr. Adolfina Koroch.

Fall semesters, 4 Credits. Upper division undergraduate course.
This course is designed to provide students with fundamentals of plant anatomy, physiology and development and characteristics of the major groups within Fungi, Protista and Plantae Kingdoms with considerations of the evolutionary and ecological relationships.

Medicinal Plants (11:776:312 )
Dr. James Simon, Dr. Qing-Li Wu, and Dr. Rodolfo Juliani.

Fall, every year, 3 credits. Use of plants for medicinal and other purposes; poisonous plants; cross-cultural aspects; chemistry and biological significance of natural products; natural products from higher plants in modern medicine.

Plants and Human Health (11:015:408)
Dr. Qingli Wu.

Spring Semesters, 3 credits. Senior level undergraduate colloquia for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. This course is designed to strengthen students skills in critical thinking and analysis, public speaking and individual and group research projects focused on the health and nutritional aspects of foods, spices and medicinal plants/dietary supplements. Prior coursework in nutrition, physiology, chemistry, and medicinal plants or related courses are recommended