SEB Student Committee
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of us – about SEB and the student group in general, opportunities or resources you would like to see us work with the SEB Council to make possible, or about our individual research!
We hail from diverse programs worldwide, and hope our diverse perspectives will increase student involvement in Economic Botany, broadly defined.
Student Representative to the SEB Council
Student Representative - Elect
Matthew is a PhD candidate at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa interested in ethnobotany of Oceania. He is primarily interested in why people use certain plant species and plant parts medicinally, rather than others, and tests how the people, plants, and illnesses around you affect your medicinal plant knowledge. He has extensive fieldwork experiences, and just returned from a summer experience in the Solomon Islands.
I am an ethnobotanist and pharmacognocist, with particular interests in medical ethnobotany and natural product drug discovery for cancers. I am a dual degree student of medicine (MD) and basic science (PhD) Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Discovery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. I have a keen interest in natural product therapy development and medical ethnobotany. I look forward to sharing my passions for the field of ethnobotany, while creating opportunities for other students to access mentors, internships and SEB resources. I am especially interested in increasing the cross-talk of graduate students in ethnobotany and biomedical
research fields, and look forward to creating a larger network of ethnobotanical researchers.