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Molecular Plant Science News – UDPATED 11/3/2020

WSU research helps turn pennycress from a weed to bioenergy seed crop

“Manten la calma y confía en Dios”: La historia de Erika Serrano

WSU researchers grow citrus disease bacteria in the lab

WSU cultivating new Perennial Grass Breeding and Ecology Farm research site

Recently Published Research (updated 8/29/2019)

Meet Ryan, WSU’s elite new wheat for the noodle market (NEW)

WSU expands Protein Biotechnology Program through new $2.3 million NIH Grant 

Light could be key to protecting crops from costly virus

Plant science relationship growing across the Atlantic

First person – Sharol Schmidt

Living defenses could protect potatoes from virus, nematode threats

Land Legacy Appreciation Dinner 

WSU senior prepares for career in international agriculture with DC fellowship 

Partners for better spuds:  WSU’s 2019 Othello Field Day 

Cynthia Gleason presented research at Center for Excellence in Plant Sciences Transatlantic Summer School 

Ian Burke to lead WSU wheat conservation research as newest Cook Endowed Chair 

Using Artificial Intelligence to fight viral diseases in plants

Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS) award winners

WSU researchers tease out genetic differences between cannabis strains

Images from space could help farmers grow better wheat varieties

Distinguished Faculty – Mechthild Tegeder

New Associate Dean Scot Hulbert leads CAHNRS research for safe, sustainable world

Patty Murray Visits WSU 

WSU tops USDA research and development list for second year in a row 

CAHNRS 3-Minute Thesis Competitors 

Microscope allows three-dimensional reconstruction

WSU scientists measuring how plants convert light to energy

2019 Plant Sciences Retreat & Poster exhibition

Franceschi Microscopy and Imaging Center acquires new microscope 

Giving rust a rest 

The Devil is in the Process:  Co-composting Biochar Could Benefit Crop Growth and the Environment 

Healing grain:  Scientists develop new wheat that fights celiac disease 

Students, professors present agricultural projects

BIOAg Symposium shows off science of farming and human health

Plant immune response blueprint found; disease resistance targeted

Reverse engineering reveals pine tree’s chemical production – worth billions

Passage of 2018 Farm Bill could be a boon to WSU

Pioneering scientist’s legacy brings revolutionary wheat ideas to life 

Reverse engineering reveals pine tree’s chemical production – worth billions 

With genome tools, scientists solving inbreeding barrier to more sustainable, nutritious hay 

Shedding light on the world of fungi:  Society Fellow Lori Carris

Experience space station research in high-res video

Genomics and Biotech Lab

Interior northwest Indians used tobacco long before European contact

Donation: The Chuey Endowed Chair

All About Alpha-amylase & Low Falling Numbers with Camille Steber

Provost’s Featured Faculty Member Recognition

Event highlights new plant research facility

Grapes, onions, garlic:  $5.6M research projects aim to protect specialty crops

WSU scientists experimenting with paper mill waste to fight soil disease

Genome map will help breeders develop better wheat varieties

Northwest Huckleberries Could Be Closer To Domestication

Paul Mihalyov won 1st place in the NAPB poster competition 

Cancer-fighting drugs also help plants fight disease 

WSU’s Spring Wheat Breeder podcast 

Protecting onions from pests, pathogens, draws USDA attention 

Molecular plant scientist John Browse named to Washington Academy of Sciences 

WSU-led space farming yields first harvest on space station 

Outlook ‘cautiously optimistic’ for low falling number in wheat 

Researchers map DNA damage links to onset of skin cancer

New home for research:  WSU breaks ground on state-of-the-art Plant Sciences Building

Lindani Moyo: APS Travel Award recipient 

Fighting viruses leads to international Humboldt Award for WSU virologist 

Falling number risk period approaching 

Inspiring journey brings new dean to WSU 

Matthew Jockers named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences 

Plants that fight back:  WSU researchers join forces to combat parasitic pest 

June 13:  Lean how to fight farm field invaders at Weed Science Field Tour 

June 14:  Crop advances for Washington’s drylands focus of Lind Field Day 

WSU research heads to International Space Station

Interim leader Scot Hulbert to champion CAHNRS research efforts for safe, sustainable future

North America’s first electron microscope

Volcanic microbes reveal how humans adjusted to atmosphere changes

Dhingra honored for ongoing mentoring undergraduate researchers

Office of Research Recognition Reception

The WSU Wheat Beat Podcast – Featuring Dr. Andre Smertenko 

Removing plant enzyme could result in faster growth, more food

WSU No. 1 in USDA research, development expenditures

WSU researchers extract nicotine from ancient dental plaque for the first time

Crop-saving soil tests now at farmers’ fingertips 

Thrill of learning comes home, with heart 

Dryland partnership pays off with record-breaking wheat contest win 

NSF awards million-dollar funding for role model scientist 

Camera reveals plants’ inner processes

New Dean of CAHNRS

John Peters named an American Academy of Microbiology Fellow

Research to feed the future

How tall trees move sugars

Designing Healthy Vegetable Oils 

Seeds of knowledge:  Researchers explore genetic secrets of plant growth 

NSF-CAREER Grant Awarded 

Molecular scientist named Fellow for advancing science 

NAPIA poster award winner:  Vishnutej Ellur 

Transatlantic Plant Science Center Meeting 

Cousins Lab Collaborates on $16 million DOE Grant 

WSU Professor President of Phytochemical Society of North America 

WSU researchers genetically alter rice plants 

$1.5M for specialty crop research to improve fruits, vegetables, farming

Holy smokes

Global research team fills language gap in plant science (NEW)

Washington Grain Commission Video 

An energetic molecule DAMPens plant disease by boosting defence mechanisms 

Plant for the future 

Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors welcome new leader, broader mission 

Western Wheat Workers Falling Number Update 

Zapping Noxious Weeds On Organic Farms Is Harder Than You Think 

For the Love of Huckleberries:  August Brings Out Hunters Of Elusive Fruit

NSF grant aims to use big data to improve crops

CAHNRS Newsletter July 2017

CAHNRS Faculty Feature:  Hanu Pappu

The world of wheat:  Growing grain in Washington

Space Farming 

Phytelligence Secures $5.96 Million in New Funding

CAHNRS Faculty Feature:  Amit Dhingra

CAHNRS Newsletter June 2017

Drought-resistant wheat, soybeans WSU’s aim in USDA grant research

CAHNRS Faculty Feature:  John Fellman

2017 BIOAg Grant Awards

Can Mushrooms Save the Honey Bee?

WSU White Paper on Dealing with Falling Numbers 

Cyber gene network could speed up discoveries

Plant inner workings point way to more nutritious crops

Understanding energy for more efficient agriculture

Scientists discover new method to harness energy

Tree growth model assists breeding for more wood

Natural plant defense could help fight cancer, Alzheimer’s

Faster Drop for a new crop 

After the rains

Researchers tackle impacts of climate change on plants 

Novel gene resists toxic wheat disease that costs billions

Oct. 31:  Professor talks about research entrepreneurism

Soybean nitrogen breakthrough could help feed the world

Wyrick study named national institute’s ‘paper of the month’

WSU releases new variety of wheat

An Insider’s View

WSU wheat researchers tackle widespread quality problem

CAHNRS Faculty Feature:  Amit Dhingra 

WSU researchers gain unprecedented look at DNA damage 

CAHNRS Faculty Feature:  Arron Carter

Two WSU Wheat Scientists named Vogel Endowed Chairs

New Approaches to Plant Disease

National Science Foundation GRFP awards

Outstanding Achievement

Research Travel Awards

Eminent Faculty Award

WSU grant will help fight devastating citrus disease

Korey Brownstein – National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awardee

2015 ERI Awards
A single-step method to map genes underlying phenotypes in multiple environments
PI: Dr. Zhiwu Zhang, Crop and Soil Science
Co-PI: Dr. Arron H. Carter, Crop and Soil Science

WSU research gets Gates money to improve rice yields

Seeking new sorghum, the “camel of crops’, for biofuels

WSU partners to develop new anti-inflammatory drug

More than $1.7 million awarded to WSU for specialty crop research

Inspiring Teamwork
– Dr. Arron Carter

Harnessing wild yeasts to produce refined wines

Four win DNA sequencing research grants at WSU

Study points the way toward producing rubber from lettuce

$1.5 million grant to advance ‘big data’ for genomic research