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PhD in Biology

Will Dwyer

2023 Cohort

Louveciennes, Ile-de-France, France

Will Dwyer, from Louveciennes, France, is pursuing a PhD in biology at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences. He plans to study plants' unique metabolism and leverage their innate resilience to buffer agricultural systems against climate change. After graduating from Vassar College with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry, Will joined the laboratory of Dr. Sue Rhee at the Carnegie Institution for Science on Stanford's campus. His work, published in several scientific journals, aimed to improve the performance of gene function prediction algorithms and uncover the molecular strategies plants use to sense and respond to their environment. In a 2022 paper in Trends in Plant Science, Will advocates for the use of more thoughtful, inclusive scientific language and proposes an anti-colonial framework for research surrounding understudied crop species. He is a member of the Sigma Xi honor society and an editor for the European nonprofit The Good Scientists.


PhD in Biology, School of Humanities and Sciences