After finishing their program, two Alumni of PMB Lab, Dr.Ir. Lollie Agustina Putri, MSc. (PhD/S3 alumnus) and Ir. Revandi IM. Damanik, MSc. (MSc/S2 alumnus) have joined back the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sumatera Utara (USU), Medan. It has been years after their graduation, I have the opportunity to meet them at the Biotechnology Seminar during “LUSTRUM XI” of Faculty of Agriculture, USU, Medan.
During her PhD/S3 program at PMB Lab, Dr.Ir. Lollie Agustina Putri, MSc. conducted PhD research on “Quantitative trait and Beta Carotene Content analysis and Genetic Diversity of Dura and Physifera Type of Oil Palm.” Ir. Revandi IM. Damanik, MSc. conducted his MSc. program at Faculty of Forestry, IPB. Prof. Sudarsono was one of his supervisory committee member. He also did his MSc, research (‘Micropropagation of Paraserianthes falcataria Using Tissue Culture’) at PMB Lab, IPB.
Here were the update from Lollie and Revandi of USU:
- Dr.Ir. Lollie Agustina Putri, MSc. has been appointed as secretary of Graduate Program at USU. In addition she has involved in a number of graduate courses, especially those about molecular markers and genetic engineering (plant biotechnology). She has participated in a number of research activities at USU, mostly as member of investigator.
- Ir. Revandi IM. Damanik, MSc. now is pursuing PhD (S3) at University Putra Malaysia (UPM). He will be finishing his PhD in the year 2012.
We at PMB Lab always welcome Lollie and Revandi to visit PMB Lab, Bogor anytime and wait for their activity updates from Medan. All PMB Lab staffs and graduate students wish Dr.Ir. Lollie Agustina Putri, MSc. and Ir. Revandi IM. Damanik, MSc. success in their career.