Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

The Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUI) section is a theme-based section within the American Society of Plant Biologists.

This section represents anyone interested or associated with Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs), either as faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, those interested in a career at a PUI, or individuals with collaborations or other connections with PUI institutions. The PUI Section is a community that supports, engages and advocates for PUI-affiliated members on a year-round basis in various ways, including promotion of PUI activities, hosting professional developmental opportunities, and facilitating connections within the PUI research community.

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Instagram: aspb_pui



Schedule for Spring PUI Virtual Networking Events

These monthly gatherings are a relaxed way to connect with other plant researchers at PUI’s (or those interested in PUIs), receive support and encouragement, and exchange innovative ideas. Join for any or all of the time.

Find the Zoom link:


  • January 26th, 2024 Friday 3-4pm Eastern
  • February 23rd, 2024 Friday 3-4pm Eastern
  • March 14th, 2024 Thursday 3-4pm Eastern
  • April 16th, 2024 Tuesday 3-4pm Eastern


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