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.
Research - Sweet Potato
Plants used in a study aimed at reconstructing evolutionary relationships in the sweet potato species complex.
Grad Student - Katie Putney
PBIO grad student Katie Putney and former Chang lab technician Grant Lor set up a field experiment for former PBIO grad student Bryan Quigly (May 2013)
Athens Science Cafe
Crowd at the Athens Science Café with chef Hugh Acheson, Botanical Gardens, 2015
Faculty Retreat at the State Botanical Garden (2014).
Sunflower and Plant Physiology
Sunflower and plant physiology boat selfie