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Plant Biology’s Jia-Ying Zhu Receives Postdoctoral Innovation and Excellence (PIE) Award
Washington, D.C .--Plant Biology postdoctoral research associate since 2012, Jia-Ying Zhu was awarded the sixth PIE award for her creativity, productivity, being a great team player in research, “and also an active and caring member of the Carnegie ...
Girls Advancing In Stem (GAINS) visit Department of Plant Biology
Stanford, CA— Recently, Heike Lindner, Ximena Anleu Gil and Therese Suren LaRue led a group of 15 high school girls from around the country for a tour of Carnegie Science labs. The students loved meeting Heike, Ying and Threse, touring the work ...
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How improved valves let grasses “breathe,” cope with climate change
Palo Alto, CA —New work from a joint team of plant biologists and ecologists from Carnegie and Stanford University has uncovered the factor behind an important innovation that makes grasses—both the kind that make up native prairies and the kind we’ ...
Plant regulatory proteins “tagged” with sugar
Stanford, CA —New work from Carnegie’s Shouling Xu and Zhiyong Wang reveals that the process of synthesizing many important master proteins in plants involves extensive modification, or “tagging” by sugars after the protein is assembled. Their work ...
A plant’s response to heat stress fluctuates between day and night
Stanford, CA— Climate change and recent heat waves have put agricultural crops at risk, which means that understanding how plants respond to elevated temperatures is crucial for protecting our environment and food supply. For many plants, even a ...
Surprising role of bacterial genes in evolution
Stanford, CA—We generally think of inheritance as the genetic transfer from parent to offspring and that evolution moves toward greater complexity. But there are other ways that genes are transferred between organisms. Sometimes a “host” organism ...
Overlooked plants defy drought
Stanford, CA— A feature thought to make plants sensitive to drought could actually hold the key to them coping with it better, according to new findings published by eLife , from Kathryn Barton of the Carnegie Institution for Science (Department of ...
Carnegie’s José Dinneny Selected HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholar
Stanford, CA—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Simons Foundation have awarded José Dinneny, of Carnegie’s Department of Plant Biology an HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholar grant. He is one of 84 scientists chosen out of some 1,400 ...
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