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2021 FICUS grant award to Karolina Heyduk and Jim Leebens-Mack​​​​​​​


Congratulations to former PBIO graduate student Karolina Heyduk, now an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, and PBIO faculty Jim Leebens-Mack!

They were granted a prestigious FICUS award to study the molecular and metabolic dynamics of Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM), a water-saving mode of photosynthesis that could be used to improve drought tolerance in food and biofuel crops. FICUS (Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science) Awards are supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.


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