Nov 2014: Kudos to Dorset Trapnell (UGA Plant Biology)! She received funding from the Australian Orchid Foundation to study several species in the sexually deceptive orchid genus Drakaea (Hammer Orchids) in southwestern Australia.
Oct 2014: Jim Leebens-Mack (UGA Plant Biology) is part of an international team with a high profile paper in PNAS revealing important details about key transitions in the evolution of plant life on Earth. Check it out!
COME JOIN US IN ATHENS! UGA Plant Biology is currently participating in 2 faculty searches: 1) Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics-Biological Data Science (application review begins Dec 1st), 2) Endowed Professorship in Innovative Science Education (application review begins Nov 14th).
Kudos to the following graduate students for submitting NSF Dissertation Improvement Grants: Chelsea Cunard (advisor Rick Lankau), Eric Goolsby (advisor Lisa Donovan), Alex Harkess (advisor Jim Leebens-Mack), Caitlin Ishibashi (advisor John Burke), and Katie Putney (advisor Shumei Chang)!
Gina Baucom (U Michigan, former UGA Genetics student and postdoc) and Shumei Chang (UGA Plant Biology) have been funded by USDA to study the genetic and ecological mechanisms underlying the evolution of herbicide resistance in the common morning glory, Ipomoea purpurea.
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