Marie BOURGUIGNON - Iowa State University

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Marie BOURGUIGNON - Iowa State University
Marie BOURGUIGNON
Iowa State University
1492 Agronomy Hall
Ames, IA, 50011
(859)-229-5500
[email protected]
OBJECTIVE
Learn and acquire experience in the bioenergy research field and development industry, focused on cropping
system.
EDUCATION
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Iowa State University - Ames, IA
PhD Major Agronomy: Crop Production & Physiology,
Co-major: Biorenewable Resources and Technology
Dissertation: “Kenaf, a potential alternative and multi-purposes biomass crop: effect on multiple
variables in the field on total biomass yield, morphological and chemical analysis, quantity and
quality of bioproducts of kenaf.”
Standing Graduate GPA 3.9
Related Courses: Field Experimental Design, Biorenewable Resources, Plant Anatomy, Environmental
Statistics
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University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY
Masters of Science in Plant Science (Grassland Ecology), July 2013
“Ecophysiological responses of tall fescue genotypes to endophyte infection and climate change.”
Standing Graduate GPA 3.55
Related Courses: Plant-Soil Relationships, Ecology of Economic Plants, Principles of Yield Physiology,
Forage Management and Utilization, Grass Taxonomy and Identification, Plant-Insects Interactions,
Basic Statistical Analysis, Regression and Correlation, Design and Analysis of experiments, Plant and
Animal Physiology, Agricultural Sciences, Animal and Crops Production, Economy, Communication,
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AgroSup Dijon (National Institute of Agronomy) - Dijon, FRANCE
Agricultural Engineering Degree, October 2012
Related Courses: Plant and Animal Physiology, Agricultural Sciences, Animal and Crops Production,
Farm Management, Economy, Communication, Team Work for several studies and surveys.
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Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Sciences Prepatory School Ozenne - Toulouse, France
3 years of prep courses for entrance exams to institutes of higher education, June 2009
Related Courses: Plant and Animal Biology (Cellular Level), Genetics, Physics, Chemistry,
Mathematics
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Lycée Jay de Beaufort - Périgueux, France
High School equivalent diploma (Specialization: Science), June 2006
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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Research Assistantship, Iowa State University, 2013-2018
Research Assistantship, University of Kentucky, 2011-2013
Two months internship, SYNGENTA, Toulouse, FRANCE, 2011
Developed an experimental protocol to detect and quantify “contamination” in corn seeds that have
cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS), using Taqman chemistry (PCR followed by fluorescence)
One week internship, SARETEC (insurance company), Toulouse, FRANCE, 2010
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Followed engineers to do assessment of disasters in farms
Summer internship, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2010
Evaluated effect of climate change on grassland and soil microbiology: sorted plant samples to
species level, ground grass samples, made soil moisture measurements at the field
Six weeks internship, La Bonardière Farm, Bouhans, FRANCE, 2009
Fed chicken, cleaned farm and henhouses, seeded corn and wheat, helped at farm restaurant
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT
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President of Agronomy Graduate Student Club, Iowa State University, 2014
Graduate Student Association Member, University of Kentucky, 2012 & 2013
Student Association and Organization, AgroSup Dijon, 2009 - 2011
ASA-CSSA-SSSA Member, 2012 to present
SKILLS SUMMARY
Agronomic and Agricultural Skills: Familiar with plant physiology, forage species identification, farm
management, animal production, biorenewable resources and technology, club leadership.
Lab and Field Skills: Familiar with equipment and techniques including John Deere and Massey Ferguson
tractors, LICOR-6400, Scholander-type pressure chamber, Flash EA1112 elemental analyzer, Polymerase
Chan Reaction (Taqman Chemistry), High-Performance Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Fiber
analysis, Microsoft Office, SigmaPlot, EndNote, Matlab, R, SAS 9.3
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
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“Ecophysiological responses of tall fescue genotypes to endophyte infection and climate change”, Exit
seminar for University of Kentucky, July 2013.
“Some tall fescue and climate relationships”, Forage and Grassland Group Meeting, Spring 2011.
“One single tall fescue genotype * N. coenophialum * climate change interactions”, Exit seminar for
AgroSup Dijon through Skype, Fall 2012.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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Languages:
o French (native language)
o English (advanced): TOEFL in February 2011: 83/120 (Listening: 20; Reading: 23; Speaking:
18; Writing: 22)
o Spanish (intermediate)
GRE scores (February 2011): Verbal: 320; Quantitative: 580; Analytical Writing: 3.0
Licenses: French and American car driver license, French motorcycle driver license.
Interests: Renewable Energy, Environment, Ecosystem Protection, Plant Physiology, Ecology, Physics
and Chemistry, Travelling in the USA, Climbing, Hiking, Swimming, Fitness, Drawing, Cinema
REFERENCES
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Dr. Ken Moore, crop production and physiologist: [email protected]
Dr. Rebecca L. McCulley, grassland ecologist: [email protected]
Dr. Tim D. Phillips, forage grass breeder: [email protected]
Dr. Dennis B. Egli, yield physiologist: [email protected]
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