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Dr. Natasha Haveman

Research Assistant Scientist

Natasha Haveman

Mailing Address:
Fifield Hall
2550 Hull Road
PO Box 110690
Gainesville, Florida 32611

Office: 2253 Fifield Hall
Phone: (352) 273-4853

Dr. Natasha Haveman is a Research Assistant Scientist at the UF Space Plants Lab. She is broadly interested in understanding how plants respond to the spaceflight environment. Her work ranges from investigating how plants change their gene expressions to how plants interact with microbes and what tools, or methods can be developed to support future space agriculture.

  • Areas of Research

    Space Biology – Transcriptomics, Epigenetics, Plant-microbiome, Plant Disease Diagnosis

  • Educational Background
    • Ph.D. - Plant Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Florida (2017)
    • M.Sc. - Translational Medicine, University of Western Australia (2011)
    • B.Sc. - Biomedical Genetics, University of Western Australia (2009)
  • Honors and Awards
    • CASIS Student Investigator Spaceflight Award (2017)
    • William C. and Bertha M. Cornett Fellowship (UF CALS), University of Florida (2017)
    • UF 3-Minute Thesis Competition Finalist, University of Florida (2016)
    • Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship Finalist, University of Florida (2016)
    • Tom Scott Award, American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (2015)