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Venture Grant Awarded to Dionysis Foustoukos and Sue Rhee

A new Venture Grant has been awarded to the Geophysical Laboratory’s Dionysis Foustoukos and Sue Rhee of the Department of Plant Biology, with colleague Costantino Vetriani of Rutgers University for their project Deciphering Life Functions in Extreme Environments.

Winslow Briggs' 90th Birthday Symposium: April 19, 2018

A Celebration of 66 Years of Photobiology Research: Winslow Briggs has been conducting and publishing research for 66 years, right up to the present day (he is presently growing and measuring fava bean plants in the greenhouse). His incomparable career has been highlighted by many seminal...

Carnegie's Arthur Grossman Receives Human Frontier Science Program Grant

Palo Alto, CA—Senior scientist Arthur Grossman of Carnegie’s Department of Plant Biology was part of a team* awarded a three-year grant, with $100,000 for each year, from the International Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Organization. The team will use an integrated approach to investigate...

Winslow Briggs' 90th Birthday Symposium: April 19, 2018

A Celebration of 66 Years of Photobiology Research: Winslow Briggs has been conducting and publishing research for 66 years, right up to the present day (he is presently growing and measuring fava bean plants in the greenhouse). His incomparable career has been highlighted by many seminal...

Seeing In the Dark: How Plant Roots Perceive Water Through Growth

Washington, DC— Without eyes, ears, or a central nervous system, plants can perceive the direction of environmental cues and respond to ensure their survival. For example, roots need to extend through the maze of nooks and crannies in the soil toward sources of water and nutrients. The various ways...

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