Diana Ruggiero, PhD student

Diana Ruggiero is a PhD student at Oregon State Unversity’s Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. Before joining the lab, Diana recieved a BA Computer Science at Bard College then worked in landscape restoration in Portland, Oregon. Diana’s research is focused on discovering cellular mechanisms of vein development using single cell transcriptomics and surveying the natural diversity of vein arragnement using deep learning approaches in maize.

Diana is an Oregon ARCS Scholar and a 2020 recipient of the Oregon State University Provost Scholarship.