Alex Johnson, a 4th year graduate student in the Devos lab, has been awarded a 2-year USDA-AFRI pre-doctoral fellowship on “The role of microRNAs in regulating arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal colonization levels in switchgrass.” In recent years, around 40% of U.S corn cultivation has been allocated to biofuel production. Reducing the burden on agricultural lands to fuel the United States is a current goal for plant scientists. Switchgrass, a herbaceous bioenergy feedstock, is well suited to grow on poor soils.
Alumnus - Jeffrey Cannon
Alumnus Jeffery Cannon during a field exercise for a Wildland Firefighter Course in Nashville, GA (2014).
Grad Student - Dorothy Christopher
Dorothy Christopher teaches Girl Scouts about parts of a flower at Science Day, an outreach event that included students from PBIO and the Odum School of Ecology (Spring 2016)
Athens Science Cafe
Crowd at the Athens Science Café with chef Hugh Acheson, Botanical Gardens, 2015
Alumnus - Elise Bartelme
Alumna Elise Bartelme teaching a Plant Biology lab course (2014).
Faculty Retreat at the State Botanical Garden (2014).